Movies and dough are two things Danny Hannoush is passionate about and when he got the chance to combine them while helping some community organizations at the same time, he just couldn’t say no.
© Southwest Booster photo by Jason Kerr.
Danny Hannoush of H5 Dough TOGO chats with a customer at the 2014 Lady Bug Trade Show. Hannoush is running a May long fundraiser to support local film production company Dead Prairie Productions.
Hannoush, the owner of H5 Dough TOGO is donating $1 from every package of frozen pizza dough sold in the month of May, with the proceeds going to Dead Prairie Productions, a local film company.
They’re making a film about Swift Current’s local roller derby team The Redneck Betties, but they need some new camera equipment to do it. The proceeds of that film will then go to the Swift Current SPCA.
It’s a bit of a tangled web, and Hannoush is more than happy to be a part of it.
“How can’t you want to help them out?” he says, while taking a break from his first fundraiser of the month. “Especially if you like to give back and like to help the community, like they do.”
Hannoush has been working in restaurants since he started helping his parents as a three year old. When his parents sold their restaurant, he initially gave up the world of food, but soon came running back.
“I was like, man, something keeps pulling me back. I just started (making dough) from my house and then it worked out,” he says. “Facebook, that’s the only advertising that I did, and it blew up, and now we’re getting out there.”
However, even before he began making dough, he was helping Dead Prairie Productions. Using his business to help them keep going seemed like a natural fit.
“I was involved with the Dead Prairies Productions, trying to help them out with some ideas for fundraising before I even started this business. Then once I started the business we were like, hey wait a second,” he says with a chuckle.
Since then he’s been elbow deep in dough, which he makes from an old family recipe. He laughs and plays coy when customers ask how he makes it, but he’s more forthcoming with his fundraising goals.
“We’re going to set up in the Swift Current Mall, possibly in the other mall. Different locations throughout the month just to get this thing going,” he says.
He’s also going to try and get a booth at various other trade shows in the city, while still operating out of his home base in Kyle. All his fundraising locations will be available on the company Facebook page.
The first fundraiser was held on Saturday at the Lady Bug Trade Show, and Hannoush says it was excellent. He says he’s happy with the early support he’s received, and is happy to pass that support along to Dead Prairie Productions.
“I like to see a couple guys like the guys that run Dead Prairies Productions,” he says. “You don’t find it very often anymore.”