Bob Evans Farms® Continues Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) with JDRF Partnership

Guests Support JDRF with Paper Sneaker Sales Through March 19

/ PRNewswire / — This year, Bob Evans Farms is partnering with JDRF for the second year, with a goal of raising $100,000 for T1D research by selling JDRF’s signature paper sneakers in each of its 561 restaurants.
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Starting today through March 19, guests can support the fight against T1D by making donations of their choice to JDRF at their local Bob Evans restaurant. Guests interested in making a contribution will receive one of JDRF’s paper sneakers to sign and display. In addition, on March 19, Bob Evans will host a national community fundraiser, donating 15 percent of sales to JDRF when guests present a fundraising flyer. To access and download the community fundraiser flyer, visit Bob Evans’ Curing Diabetes Facebook page.

The company has a long history of funding diabetes research and has been committed to finding a cure, investing $3.2 million since beginning a partnership with the Rogosin Institute, a non-profit research and treatment institute, more than 20 years ago. Last year, Bob Evans began its partnership with JDRF, holding its first nationwide fundraiser and selling paper sneakers in 50 Columbus-area restaurants, raising more than $15,000 for ground-breaking diabetes research. The team also participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Columbus, Ohio. This year, it hopes to raise awareness and research dollars for T1D with its nationwide efforts.

"JDRF is a leader in discovering therapies to improve life and find a cure for the millions of people living with T1D," says Chairman and CEO of Bob Evans Farms, Steven A. Davis. "We are dedicated to helping fund their research and will support their cause in any way possible."

"Bob Evans, its employees and customers, are dedicated champions of JDRF, and we are thankful to be working with them again this year," says Margko K. Lucero, vice president of corporate development for JDRF. "Their support will help to advance JDRF’s vision of turning Type One into Type None."

To find out how you can join Bob Evans and JDRF in the fight against T1D, visit http://www.bobevans.com/bekind or like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bobevans.

To learn more ways that Bob Evans is giving back, visit www.bobevans.com/ourcompany/philanthropy.

ABOUT BOB EVANS FARMS, INC.
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans Restaurants brand name. At the end of the second fiscal quarter (October 25, 2013), Bob Evans Restaurants owned and operated 561 family restaurants in 19 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. Bob Evans Farms, Inc., through its BEF Foods, Inc. segment, is also a leading producer and distributor of refrigerated side dishes, pork sausage and a variety of refrigerated and frozen convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com.

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