MOD Pizza unveils limited-edition “Squad Cake” to support staff facing crises
By Canadian PizzaNews Business and Operations Profiles Staffing
Seattle, Wash. – Proceeds from MOD Pizza’s limited-edition orange and vanilla cream“Squad Cake” will support its staff members – MOD Squads – during times of crisis through the company’s employee relief fund.
MOD’s “Bridge Fund” to date has provided emergency grants of over $1,000,000 to Squad members in need.
The Bridge Fund was started six years ago when a group of employees pooled money together to surprise and replace a fellow Squad member’s stolen bike – his only mode of transportation to work. Established as an official company fund in 2015, the fund provides grants to employees struggling with an unexpected crisis, and is fuelled by voluntary paycheck contributions from MOD employees, store events and outside donations. Employees can confidentially apply for grants at any time during their employment. Applications for grants are evaluated using a specific criteria and funds are issued based on need, MOD Pizza said in a news release.
“Once we understood the many ongoing and inspiring ways our Squads supported each other in times of crisis, we got to work and created the Bridge Fund,” said Ally Svenson, MOD co-founder and chief purpose officer. “What began organically, is now an important symbol of MOD’s commitment to service and generosity. MOD exists to serve people and it all starts with taking care of the MOD Squad.”
The MOD Bridge Fund supports employees of MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC. MOD franchisees have individual employee crisis funds.
The Squad Cake will be available while supplies last at all 490-plus MOD locations across the U.S. and Canada.
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