Jamba Juice Kicks off School Bananananza '09--Giving Back to Schools, One Smoothie at a Time

6 Week Promotion Amplifies Jamba Juice's School Fundraising Efforts with 20% Givebacks and Bananaman Community and School Tour

LOS ANGELES, April 13 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Jamba Juice, the leading provider of healthy, fun and on-the-go food, snacks and beverages, announced today the kick-off of its latest promotion, School Bananananza '09--a 6 week long program that begins its year-long efforts to raise over $1 million dollars for schools nationwide.

In an effort to support and give back to local schools, participating Jamba Juice locations will sponsor a "Jamba School of the Week" where, with a flyer, 20% of all sales of any Jamba Juice product will be donated back to that school. Every week, for 6 weeks, a different school will be showcased--allowing a multitude of schools throughout the country to participate in this exciting promotion.

Coinciding with the 20% school give-backs, the Jamba Juice mascot, Bananaman, will be road-tripping across the country in his Jamba Bananavan--making guest appearances at schools and local events, encouraging communities to show their support of schools by sippin' on Jamba Juice smoothies. Passing out school flyers, smoothies, coupons and Summer-hire applications (Jamba has approximately 4,000 positions to fill!), Bananaman will represent healthy, happy fun everywhere he goes--he may even challenge you to a dance-off!

"Jamba Juice has been an avid supporter of school fundraising for years," said James White, CEO at Jamba Juice. "The School Bananananza '09 is Jamba's way of involving schools across the country, with the goal to raise dollars for programs where funds may be lacking. We work hard to promote a healthy, active, give-back to the community lifestyle, and that's what the Bananananza is really all about."

Bananaman will kick off his tour in Los Angeles on April 14. To see where Bananaman is on the road, follow him on Twitter at @Jamba Bananaman, check out photos and blogs on the Jamba Juice Facebook page and witness live from the road videos on YouTube.

In addition to the School Bananananza '09, Jamba Juice offers several other fundraising/partnership opportunities for local schools. To find out more, visit your local Jamba Juice and ask about fundraising.

About Jamba, Inc.

Jamba, Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA; Nasdaq: JMBAU; Nasdaq: JMBAW) is a holding company and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises JAMBA JUICE(R) stores. JAMBA JUICE is the leading blender of fruit and other naturally healthy ingredients. Founded in 1990, Jamba strives to inspire and simplify healthy living for its customers and employees. As of February 20, 2009, JAMBA JUICE had 733 stores, of which 510 were company-owned and operated. For the nearest location or a complete menu including our new oatmeal made with organic, steel cut oats and served with fruit and brown sugar crumble.

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