Papa John's is helping to provide 1 million meals to Feeding America and announced it Monday on their social channels. The donation is part of Papa John's ongoing commitment to make communities a better place to work, live and play.
"April Fools' Day is a marketing frenzy every year—and we wanted to turn it on its head by supporting a cause and helping to make a difference for the over 40 million Americans who struggle with hunger," says Melissa Richards-Person, senior vice president, chief brand officer for Papa John's. "As a people-driven pizza company, helping to secure 1 million meals seemed like a natural fit for us to continue to make an impact in local communities.”
Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S., will use the donation to help support its network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, which feed over 46 million people—including 12 million children and 7 million seniors—nationwide.
"We are excited to partner with Papa John's and are grateful for their commitment to help fight hunger in America," says Andy Wilson, chief development officer at Feeding America. "Hunger is an issue that impacts every county in our country. This generous donation will help provide food for more children and families who need it most."
Papa John's proudly supports communities both locally and nationally through programs that include disaster relief, academic support, and equity and inclusion.