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PowerPay and Share Our Strength® Come Together to End Childhood Hunger

Power It Forward Offers an Easy Way for Businesses to Make a Difference

Portland, ME and Washington – August 9, 2011 - PowerPay proudly announces a new partnership with Share Our Strength, the leading national non-profit working to end childhood hunger in America. As Share Our Strength's credit card processing partner, and through its Power It Forward program, PowerPay donates 20 percent of its profit from every supporter's credit card transaction fee to Share Our Strength to help support the organization's No Kid Hungry® Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. More than 17 million kids across America are at risk of hunger and the Power It Forward program offers a great opportunity for restaurants and businesses to support a cause important to every community.

“It’s a sad reality that almost one in four kids in America is struggling with hunger. So we are thrilled to have PowerPay join with other companies, restaurants, food lovers, and dedicated individuals who form a strong base of support for our No Kid Hungry Campaign,” says Debbie Shore, Share Our Strength’s co-founder.

PowerPay offers some of the most advanced card processing options and customized payment processing solutions to customers, including their wireless terminal options and gift card program. Its position as an industry leader means it is responsive to the issues that matter most to businesses. At no additional cost, businesses and restaurants that partner with PowerPay can start making a difference immediately, helping create solutions to childhood hunger each time a credit or debit card transaction takes place. In addition, PowerPay offers a complimentary merchant account savings analysis to demonstrate how a partnership can save businesses money when they choose to process their credit and debit transactions with PowerPay.

“It’s difficult to imagine anyone in our country being hungry, particularly children,” says Tracy Coyne, of PowerPay. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with Share Our Strength to address childhood hunger. With our Power It Forward program, we can actively engage in putting an end to childhood hunger. All of us together can make a big difference in the lives of hungry children in our country.”

PowerPay is currently providing the credit card processing equipment and technology for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The program brings together the nation’s hottest chefs and mixologists who donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 Taste of the Nation events across the country and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger.

About PowerPay

PowerPay is one of the nation’s premier providers of integrated eCommerce and point-of-sale (POS) merchant account payment processing solutions. Founded in 2003, the Portland, Maine-based company offers a unique, consultative approach designed to maximize customers’ payment processing efficiency, security and investment. PowerPay’s unique methods of underwriting and risk management coupled with a robust IT department, gives them the flexibility and agility to excel as a payments processor. PowerPay delivers comprehensive, innovative solutions that help customers grow their businesses and improve their bottom lines. For more information, please visit: www.powerpay.biz/sos.

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign--a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015-- Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, nationally and at the state and city levels. Visit www.Strength.org to get involved.

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