RICHMOND, Va. — While city leaders (and residents) continue to debate increasing Richmond’s meals tax to raise money for Richmond Public Schools, The HofGarden on West Broad Street is putting some of its pizza profits toward education.
Bobby Kruger and owner Carter Snipes will donate $1 for every pizza sold over the next 90 days to Building a Better RPS, a non-profit formed by parents of children who attend Richmond Public Schools.
On the pizza menu (all are named after David Hasselhoff movies or characters) are some new things for Richmond.
A riff on tarte flambeé (flammkuchen in German), an Alsatian flatbread, shows up as The Zardu Hasselfrau on menu and has house bacon, leeks and and creme fraiche. Also, a margarita pizza, The John Smith D’Artagnan, that has the familiar basil, tomato and fresh mozzarella.
The charitable pies will continue supporting a different charity every three months .
Pizza will be available on the rooftop via a new brick oven coming later this year.
About Building a Better RPS
Through Building a Better RPS, hundreds have volunteered their time to clean up Richmond schools. Founder Scott Garnett said that the organization has done about $200,000 worth of work over the past year and a half. They have fundraised through donations, and pairing with restaurants and different breweries in the area.
The money raised has been going towards work like landscaping and cleaning up the appearance of the schools. A network of volunteers pitches in to help replace ceiling tiles, lightbulbs, painting, cleaning inside and outside and making general repairs.
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