We believe in using our pizza as a platform, making a difference for people in the communities we serve. It’s called Spreading MODness and every day brings another chance to put it into action.
MOD proudly continues our annual commitment to tackle food insecurity in communities across America. Because for us, it’s the right thing to do. One in five kids doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, and many of our Squad members have experienced this firsthand.
Last November during Spreading MODness week, a portion of the proceeds from every pizza sold helped pack a meal for a child in need. Now our MOD Squad is helping to deliver those meals directly to their communities.Find Your MOD
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A journey through the years
Since 2008 we’ve been Spreading MODness, every day, in every store. It’s the ripple effect of doing the right thing. Every year in November we celebrate what makes MOD special. See how Spreading MODness Week has grown – just like MOD itself.
In 2013, in honor of MOD’s 5th anniversary, we decided to celebrate by giving our store Squads the ability to choose a charity they wanted to support in their communities. As hoped, MOD Squads got to express their gratitude — in a big way. Since then, our annual Spreading MODness campaign has become the embodiment of what we do every day, in every store. Novembers are special to us because we shine the light on what is truly most important at MOD — doing the right thing.
In 2014 to thank our MOD Squad (because they were the ones making the real impact) and to help customers better understand Spreading MODness, we created the first specially designed Spreading MODness T-shirts and pizza boxes. That year we donated to 26 local charities.
In 2015, one of our beloved MOD Squaders wrote a letter to our Founder, thanking him for the opportunity to work at MOD. In the letter, he said how grateful he was to work for a company where the price of admission was to just “do the right thing.” The definition of Spreading MODness was born…the ripple effect of doing the right thing. We put it on T-shirts, stickers, and pizza boxes, and we still live by that definition every day, in every store.
In 2016, MOD celebrated Spreading MODness by donating to over 160 non-profits in the communities we serve. It was also the year we highlighted one of MOD’s 4G’s – Grit, Growth, Generosity & Gratitude. Our MOD motto became “Gratitude with Attitude.”
In 2017, with close to 300 stores, it became clear we needed to focus our impact so we could magnify it. When we realized 1 in 5 children in the U.S. struggled with hunger, we got busy to help solve this crisis. So we celebrated MOD’s 9th birthday by donating all proceeds from Spreading MODness Week to Generosity Feeds. And over the next year, we engaged 8,000 volunteers in 30 markets to create nearly a half-million meals across the U.S.
2018 was MOD’s 10th anniversary, and what had started as simply doing the right thing, Spreading MODness, had become a movement. With the money raised through pizza sales, we were able to bring together over 10,000 volunteers and create over 600,000 meals. This effort brought our two-year partnership with Generosity Feeds to over one million meals…and we’re still going!
During our Spreading MODness week in 2019, MOD donated a portion of every pizza sold to Generosity Feeds and other food-focused charities. A big highlight was the “take over” of our Seattle flagship location, using a giant neon sign to announce This Is Not A Pizza Place. As guests entered, they experienced an active meal-packing event taking place.
We continue to partner with Generosity Feeds and new, local organizations that work directly with communities in need. Stay tuned!