Papa Murphy's Partners with Feeding America

November 17, 2008

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."


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About Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy's is the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country and the pioneer and leader of the take 'n' bake pizza segment. Papa Murphy's operates over 1,000 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 31 states and Canada. The Vancouver, Wash.-based company offers custom-made pizzas featuring high-quality fresh toppings generously layered on pizza dough that is made fresh each morning in each store. By baking Papa Murphy's pizzas at home, customers get to experience the home-baked aroma of a convenient, delicious meal that the brand is known for. In addition to handmade pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of take 'n' bake items, including Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheels, and chocolate chip cookie dough. Papa Murphy's has been voted"Best Pizza Chain in America" for six consecutive years by consumers nationwide in the Restaurants and Institutions"Consumers' Choice in Chains" survey and was recently named Pizza Today's"2008 Chain of the Year." For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com.
 

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