Papa Murphy's has a heart for Idaho Food Bank
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BOISE: This Valentine’s Day, Treasure Valley area Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza locations will show the love for their community by turning the HeartBaker Pizza into a fundraising tool for The Idaho Foodbank. Seventeen area Papa Murphy’s locations across Idaho will participate.
For each HeartBaker Pizza sold between Feb. 6 and Feb. 14, Papa Murphy’s will donate one dollar to The Idaho Foodbank. Each dollar donated through the sale of a HeartBaker Pizza provides three meals for Idahoans in need.
The HeartBaker Pizza is a long-loved seasonal pizza in the shape of a heart offered by Papa Murphy’s during and around Valentine’s Day.
“At Papa Murphy’s, it’s our mission to provide busy families with the opportunity to gather together at dinnertime to enjoy the food they love with the people they love,” said local Papa Murphy’s franchisee and Boise Co-op President Doug Miller. “With this focus on feeding families, it only seems natural to partner with a great cause like the Idaho Foodbank. And with each $1 donation providing three meals, by picking up a HeartBaker Pizza this Valentine’s Day, you’ll do much more than feed your own family. You’ll feed a family in need as well.”
“We continue to see a high level of need for our services, and the From the Heart campaign gives us a real boost this winter," said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. "Hunger is a problem that impacts families and seniors in every neighborhood and region, often regardless of employment status. The Idaho Foodbank and our network of partners serve those who need help during challenging financial times until they are able to move forward. The From the Heart campaign will enable us to better assist those families, and we are very grateful to Papa Murphy’s for their commitment."
About Papa Murphy’s
Papa Murphy's is the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country and a revolutionary of the take 'n' bake pizza segment. Papa Murphy's operates over 1,300 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 37 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 other take 'n' bake items such as Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheels, and chocolate chip cookie dough. Papa Murphy’s was voted “#1 Rated Pizza Chain” by participants in Zagat Survey’s 2010, 2011 & 2012 Fast Food Surveys and is a four-time recipient of Pizza Today’s Chain of the Year award. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com.
About The Idaho Foodbank
The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. From warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, the Foodbank has distributed over 100 million pounds of food to Idaho families through a network of more than 210 community-based partners. These include rescue missions, church pantries, emergency shelters and community kitchens. The Foodbank also operates direct-service programs that promote healthy families and communities through good nutrition. On average, the Foodbank network provides food 116,000 times a month. For more information, visit www.idahofoodbank.org.