Two Canadian organizations have teamed up again this year for a holiday-inspired program to help feed those in need.
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria – a restaurant chain with locations across Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan – will be selling jars of their homemade Campania tomato sauce across their restaurant locations in support of Mealshare, a non-profit organization.
Like last year, 100 per cent of profits from the jars will be donated to Mealshare to help feed thousands of people and also help the innovative non-profit organization grow in Canada.
Mealshare is a social enterprise that makes it simpler to feed people in need. How does it work? When a diner orders a Mealshare menu item at any of their partner restaurants, one meal is provided to someone in need, with no extra action or payment required from the customer.
And in the case of the Famoso initiative, for every jar of Campania sauce sold, one meal will be provided to someone in need right in the community in which the jar was purchased.
“The Campania program was amazing last year. We were able to work together to provide thousands of meals to hungry people – at a time where giving is close to our hearts – and Famoso also provided us with funding to help grow our model into new cities and partner with more restaurants,” says Andrew Hall, Mealshare’s co-founder. “It’s really selfless of them to encourage us to be working with other restaurants, but they do it because it’s what’s best for the community.”
Last year, Famoso raised more than $17,000 through their Campania sales and donated the entire proceeds to Mealshare. This enabled Mealshare to provide more than 5,000 meals to people in need through their partner charities. The remainder of the funds were used by Mealshare to expand their buy-one, give-one program to more restaurants in order to create even more impact. They were also able to hire a Toronto community leader, who now manages more than 20 Mealshare partners in Canada’s largest city.
Famoso’s authentic Campania sauce can now be purchased for $8 at any Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria across B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. This year’s campaign launched mid-November and will run until the end of December (or until sold out).