Papa Murphy’s Partners with Feeding America
By The Earth Times
By The Earth Times
November 17, 2008 – Take 'n' bake pizza giant joins nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization to launch fundraiser.
Papa Murphys' take 'n' bake pizza, voted by consumers as the "Best Pizza Chain in America" for the past six years, announced today that it will launch "Feed Your Neighbor," a fundraising effort to benefit Feeding America (formerly named America's Second Harvest). Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, serving over 25 million Americans annually who are at risk of hunger. The "Feed Your Neighbor" campaign is designed to help Papa Murphy's, its franchise owners and customers stamp out hunger in the hundreds of communities where Papa Murphy's operates. Through December 24th, customers are encouraged to donate to "Feed Your Neighbor" by visiting www.papamurphys.com.
"Papa Murphy's believes in providing everyone an opportunity to pursue, realize and exceed their goals – it's one of our core values," said Clarice Turner, president and COO at Papa Murphy's. "This partnership with Feeding America and the 'Feed Your Neighbor' campaign will allow us to give back in those neighborhoods where the 25-year-old brand was built."
"We are delighted to begin a new relationship with Papa Murphy's," said Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America. "Our organization is currently experiencing record demand for emergency food assistance. While it is bad news that we are feeding more and more people as winter approaches, and so many Americans are facing tough choices about whether to put gas in their car, pay their rent, or feed their families, the good news is that during these harsh times, companies like Papa Murphy's are coming forward to help us feed America."