Jazzman’s® Café and Bakery Challenges Customers to Help End Childhood Hunger

Introducing a limited-time collection of coffee and tumblers with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Sodexo Foundation’s Backpack Food Program efforts
Jan 18, 2011 11:45 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) ALLENTOWN, PA, January 18, 2011 — Jazzman’s Café and Bakery, the award-winning restaurant concept from Sodexo’s Retail Brand Group, is engaging in the fight to end childhood hunger and challenging its guests to do the same. Starting this week Jazzman’s is contributing a portion of the proceeds from the sale of select coffee and tumblers to the Sodexo Foundation to support Backpack Food Programs, part of Sodexo’s STOP Hunger Initiative.

Jazzman’s will donate fifty cents per pound of featured coffee and one dollar per STOP Hunger logoed tumbler to the cause through May 2011. The featured coffees for winter and spring are the Jazzman’s Noteworthy Coffee Sumatra Arinagata and the seasonal blend Amaretto. Tumblers and coffee can be purchased at all 200-plus Jazzman’s Café and Bakery locations nationwide.   “At Jazzman’s, we are Coffeengaged,” explains Scott Barrineau, senior brand manager of Jazzman’s Café and Bakery. “Very simply, we believe that coffee should be as good for the planet as it is for you, so we are engaging in activities that will benefit small communities and global communities and we are doing it through our coffee. We couldn’t think of a better way than to partner with the Sodexo Foundation and support backpack programs that will help to nourish at-risk children.”   The Sodexo Foundation, the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, works to ensure that every child in the United States, especially those most at-risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. The Backpack Food Program provides at-risk students of Sodexo-partnered school districts nutritious, non-perishable meals for times that free or reduced price meals at school aren’t available, typically over a weekend or vacation period.    Jazzman’s Café and Bakery has become a daily part of life at college campuses, hospitals and corporate environments for the last decade, focusing on unforgettable guest experiences, sustainable specialty coffee and fresh baked goods made on-site everyday.   Find Jazzman’s Café and Bakery online at www.jazzmanscafe.com or “like” our page on Facebook for news and exclusive offers.    ###   Sodexo Foundation Scholarships Available The Sodexo Foundation is currently offering $5,000 scholarships to recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America. Students must apply by February 18, 2011.   About Retail Brand Group
Retail Brand Group is Sodexo’s strategic branding company dedicated to comprehensive retail solutions—a team of experts that combines intellectual property and real world experience to position retail experiences as a strategic value to Sodexo clients and customers. Retail Brand Group created a portfolio of fast-casual restaurant brands with 550 locations throughout the U.S. including the award-winning Jazzman’s Café and Bakery and Pandini’s. Learn more about creating memorable customer experience at www.retailbrandgroup.com.   SODE11315