Baking a thousand pizzas may sound exhausting, but Your Pie franchise owners Morgan and Lisa Maclellan are feeling energized, knowing their restaurant is making a difference in the local community.

In 2017, Morgan and Lisa were honored with the Community award at Your Pie’s annual Franchise Fest conference for their efforts to improve the lives of their local Your Pie Family. Over the course of a single year, Morgan and Lisa donated more than 1,000 meals to fill hungry bellies across the city.

Finding the need wasn’t difficult; all they had to do was ask. Throughout the year, the couple talked with friends and neighbors, posted on Facebook, connected with their local police department and even consulted the mayor to find out where the biggest needs were in the community and found a way to help by donating pizzas, salads and paninis.

According to Lisa, “Community isn’t just a checkmark on our values system, it’s really something that we believe. It was so neat to have the opportunity to give back to the community we serve. To be able to give back in a positive way is really special.”