Employee-driven Spreading MODness campaign benefits more than 200,000 people
SEATTLE, Wash. (December 18, 2014) – MOD Pizza is “Spreading MODness” this holiday season with donations of almost $38,000 to community food banks, shelters, youth programs and family services programs in Washington, Oregon, California,Colorado, Arizona and Texas. MOD tasked the MOD Squads at each store to find local beneficiaries and pledged to donate $1.00 from every pizza sold during the week of Thanksgiving. When combined with other donations throughout the year, MOD has given over $80,000 in 2014 to organizations working to support people in need within their communities.
“We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the customers who joined us to “Spread MODness” in November, and to our employees who helped us find inspiring organizations who are doing great work in our communities,” said Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD Pizza. “We are a company that measures our success in a different way. While pizza is our business, our mission is to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of our team members. Enabling them to experience the joy associated with giving back to the communities in which they live, and in the process hopefully cultivating the habit of generosity, is one way we have chosen to make a positive impact in their life.”
The following are the beneficiaries of this years’ “Spreading MODness” campaign:
Chicken Soup Brigade/Lifelong Aids Alliance, Roots Young Adult Shelter, Operation Sack Lunch, Treehouse, Redmond Hopelink, Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, Lynnwood Food Bank, Puyallup Food Bank, FISH Food Banks of Pierce County, One Life, Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services, Mill Creek Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank, Hillsboro Schools Foundation, Sherwood Helping Hands
Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, Irvine School Foundation, Village Family Services,
Sequoia Boys & Girls Club, Second Harvest Food Bank
TLC Meals on Wheels
United Food Bank, St. Mary’s Food Bank
Klein ISD Education Foundation
About MOD Pizza
Seattle based MOD Pizza was founded in 2008 by Scott and Ally Svenson, and was inspired by the couple’s love of Italian street-style pizza, their desire for authentic, affordable and fast dining options for their busy family and the idea that a great company could be built around people. Above all, MOD is about putting people first – both the MOD Squad and customers – and is striving to redefine the fast food experience.
The Svensons bring their experience from building two highly successful concepts in the UK – Seattle Coffee Company (acquired by Starbucks) and Carluccio’s. MOD’s team of advisors and executives bring experience from iconic brands such as Starbucks, Apple, Panera Bread, Disney, T-Mobile, Dunkin Donuts, Qdoba, McDonald’s and Schwartz Brothers Restaurants.
MOD is committed to creating not just a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. The company has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Breakout Brands” by Nation’s Restaurant News, named one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” by Inc. Magazine, ranked as a “Fastest Growing Private Company” (2013 and 2014) by the Puget Sound Business Journal and named one of “Washington’s Best Work Places” by the Puget Sound Business Journal (2013 and 2014). www.modpizza.com