In honor of Giving Tuesday,The Marco’s Pizza Foundation announced the continuation of the foundation’s initiative launched earlier this year that encourages customers to “top off” their meals, in support of various community organizations and to help fight childhood hunger. Today, one in five children face hunger in America and this giving season, customers’ donations can aid in the effort to end childhood hunger when they add a “Generosity Topping” to their orders.
The new “Generosity Topping” will be debuted via a national TV spot created by OKRP where kids playfully debate the ultimate pizza topping, with generosity reigning supreme. When placing an order at Marco’s, customers can top off their purchase by rounding up or contributing $1, $3 or $5 towards various community organizations, which includes the foundation’s partnership with No Kid Hungry.
“With the introduction of the ‘Generosity Topping’ initiative, we hope to empower our communities to join us in making a positive difference in the lives of children across the country this holiday season and beyond,” says Stephanie Moseley, president, Board of Directors for The Marco’s Pizza Foundation, and a Marco’s multi-unit franchise owner. “At Marco’s, we believe that everyone should have access to a nutritious meal, especially our children. By partnering with No Kid Hungry, we are taking a stand against childhood hunger, and we invite our customers to join us in this important cause.”
To add the “Generosity Topping” to their orders, customers may round up or select their desired donation amount during the checkout process at Marco’s stores or on Marcos.com. In addition to supporting community organizations, which align with the foundation’s mission, funds that the foundation donates to No Kid Hungry will benefit programs, including school breakfasts, community meals, and after-school programs that help provide meals to children. Since January 2023, The Marco’s Pizza Foundation has donated over $213,000 to benefit No Kid Hungry.
“The holiday season is a time for families to honor traditions and gather over a meal, but for the 13 million children affected by childhood hunger, that isn’t their reality,” says Allison Shuffield, Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry Campaign. “We’re excited about the impact Marco’s Pizza customers will have on communities through the ‘Generosity Topping’ initiative and look forward to this year’s campaign with The Marco’s Pizza Foundation in the fight to end childhood hunger.”