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.