Malawi’s ‘Pizza with a Purpose’ Delivers 1 Million Meals to Africa, Announces National Expansion
Malawi’s Pizza, the nation’s only gourmet pizza franchise that pairs good food with doing good, today announced it has delivered 1 million meals to children in the impoverished nation of Malawi, a milestone it is celebrating with plans for a national expansion and launch of a journey to deliver millions more under its founding commitment to donate one meal for every meal sold. Malawi’s Pizza – Pizza with a Purpose ™ was created by Roney in partnership with Chef Kent Andersen after the Utah business man returned from a humanitarian trip to Malawi where 6.5 million people grapple with hunger.
Under the Meal-for-Meal Exchange Program, the company delivers nutrient-dense meals to children and their families. It buys local maize that is then blended with vitamins and nutrients and delivered to schools and villages throughout the country in partnership with Feed the Children. “The meals provided through Malawi Pizza have directly benefited our school meals and early childhood development programs in Malawi,” said Scott Killough, PhD., SVP of international operations, Feed the Children.
Malawi’s Pizza has three stores in Utah, Texas and Virginia, with a fourth about to open in the Houston-area and more than 20 in the development pipeline, including four more in Virginia.