On Tuesday, November 21, MOD Pizza will kick off its annual week of "Spreading MODness" with the goal of providing half a million meals to children who struggle with hunger.
For every MOD and Mega-size pizza sold between November 21-26, MOD will donate $1, which will be used to create one meal through MOD’s partnership with Generosity Feeds, a non-profit committed to ending childhood hunger.
The hearty, healthy meals will be distributed through food pantries and school backpack programs in the 26 states where MOD operates.
“Scott and I have four children of our own, so the thought of just one child struggling with food insecurity breaks our hearts. If we can help to lift up even a small percentage of these children, then we’re accomplishing our real goal at MOD, which is to use the business as a platform to make positive impacts in the communities we serve,” says MOD cofounder Ally Svenson.
“By simply enjoying a pizza during this week, our customers will be providing a meal to a hungry child and joining MOD in the ripple effect of doing the right thing. We call this 'Spreading MODness.' Our hope is that, in partnership with Generosity Feeds, we can inspire and mobilize our MOD Squads and their communities to come together and tackle this unacceptable social crisis.”
Generosity Feeds has crafted a unique, nutritious meal that is compact and light enough for kids to carry home in their backpacks. In addition to the monetary donation, MOD will work with Generosity Feeds to organize meal-packing events in each MOD community. The first event is scheduled to take place in Houston on December 3. Additional meal-packing events will take place throughout 2018 with a goal of packaging more than 20,000 meals in two hours. MOD has already helped to generate more than 135,000 meals through its partnership with Generosity Feeds this year.
“One in five children in the U.S. goes hungry every day, and many of these children don’t know where their next meal will come from. Because we also know that there are lasting effects on children who lack proper nutrition, it is more crucial than ever to end this cycle,” says Ron Klabunde, Generosity Feeds CEO.
“With MOD’s engagement and donation, we will create nutritionally balanced and filling meals that will be taken home in backpacks every Friday afternoon for children and their families. Like MOD, we have discovered that the value of decreasing food insecurity is more than just giving people food. It involves mobilizing people into a lifestyle of generosity.”
There are more than 275 MOD stores in 26 states across the U.S. To learn more, visit spreadingmodness.com.