California Pizza Kitchen holds fundraiser for family of slain Newman officer

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A portion of the proceeds from sales at all California Pizza Kitchen locations on Wednesday went to help the family of fallen Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh.

It’s been one month since Singh was killed in the line of duty, while he made a traffic stop the day after Christmas. The officer left behind a wife and infant son. It’s why the non-profit group called “Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes” partnered with California Pizza Kitchen to give back to Singh’s family. 

“I know they really support police and fire so they immediately jumped on the idea,” Thomas Gallinatti said, Founder & CEO of Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes. 

If you visit your local California Pizza Kitchen and mention the fundraiser to your server, 20% of your bill will go to The Fallen Heroes and the non-profit will then give all the proceeds to Singh’s family. 

Susan Ferrari of Oakland said she frequently eats at the Walnut Creek location and made it a point to mention to her server that she wanted to help.

“I was a teacher. He was a police officer. You're a citizen that's trying to help the world. It was so sad that he was so young,” she said.

The non-profit has partnered with California Pizza Kitchen in the past, but this was the first time all 87 restaurant locations statewide participated in the one-day fundraiser.

“At California Pizza Kitchen we really take pride in wanting to do community outreach,” Skylar Gutierrez said, CPK Community Brand Ambassador.

Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes is hoping the fundraiser will be successful enough to immediately help Singh’s wife and child during this difficult time.