SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 — Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it will raise funds, “dough-nations,” for Share Our Strength and their No Kid Hungry campaign. Every Straw Hat Pizza guest who donates at least a dollar to No Kid Hungry will receive a coupon good for 50% off any large or king pizza good thru October. Join Straw Hat Pizza at all participating locations in raising dough to help end childhood hunger in America beginning September 11th and continuing until September 25th, 2011.

“Straw Hat Pizza has served children and families for more than 50 years and has always been our fundraising focus,” said Jonathan Fornaci, president. “Share Our Strength, and their No Kid Hungry campaign is a cause we definitely want to help and hope our loyal pizza fans come out and help us put an end to childhood hunger by donating.”

Straw Hat Pizza has a long history of raising funds and getting involved with children in their local communities. “Straw Hat Pizza has been the ‘go-to’ place for kids and families for many, many years,” said Fornaci. “Families have enjoyed our comfortable dining rooms and kids just love playing in our game rooms.” From student achievement awards for good grades, to fundraisers for local schools and children’s sports teams, it’s just the way Straw Hat Pizza has been doing business for over fifty years.

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959. Using California vine-ripened tomatoes and local produce, hand-shredded cheeses and dough fresh rolled daily, their pizza is fresh and delicious. With a menu of Gourmet Masters Pizzas, Hot Hat(TM) Stuffed Sandwiches, and a forty-plus item garden fresh salad bar, guests have been enjoying the food as well as the family-friendly atmosphere for more than five decades. Today, fifty-plus years later, Straw Hat Pizza is still making waves and Genuine California Pizza with the freshest ingredients. It’s not a trend; it’s a history as genuine as their California pizza.

The fifty-three-year-old company currently operates 86 locations and is growing with new locations opening in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Montana, Texas and Virginia. Growth plans are to reach 150 locations within two years. For more information please visit: and please follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign–a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015–Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit to get involved.

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