I know it’s swimming suit season and all but let’s get real for a minute and talk about pizza. Not just any old pizza, I’m talking my favorite pizza in town- Spinato’s Pizzeria. If you haven’t been to Spinato’s you’ve probably been hiding under a rock but if for some reason you’ve just been neglecting your carb intake, I highly encourage a trip to this family owned valley gem. With a few locations, there’s bound to be one close to you!
In addition to offering some of the best Italian food in the valley (we’ll get to that part later) I love that Spinato’s is participating in the Grow a Reader program, a focus area at Southwest Human Development (SWHD.) SWHD distributes over 115,000 brand new children’s books annually in our community and needless to say, they need to raise a lot of money. I’m talking more than $300,000 to deliver books through several programs including Reach Out and Read where pediatricians “prescribe” reading to young children for at least 20 minutes each day.
Here’s where Spinato’s comes in: On each table in the restaurant, there is a flower pot full of handmade flowers detailing the Grow a Reader program in hopes of diners logging on and purchasing a book to be donated to the platform. In addition to getting customers involved with the campaign but donating books, $1 from every red velvet ding dong will go directly back to Southwest Human Development. Yes, I just said you need to eat a cream cheese filled ding dong for a good cause!
The Grow a Reader campaign at Spinato’s will run through the end of May so be sure to make a trip there within the next week to participate. While you’re there, may I suggest ordering a spaghetti filled calzone, the artichoke bruschetta, and of course a dessert or two for a worthy cause.