Famoso & Mealshare team up for holiday charity program
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For every jar of Campania sauce purchased from Famoso, one meal will be provided to a young person in need through Mealshare
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria has once again begun selling its Campania Tomato Sauce jars for the holiday season as part of a charitable partnership with Mealshare.
For the fourth year in a row, Famoso will sell its authentic Campania Tomato Sauce at all 28 of the chain’s restaurant locations in Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario from mid-November until December 31, 2016. For every jar of Campania sauce purchased, one meal will be provided to a young person in need right in the community in which the sauce was sold.
“We’re thrilled to announce the return of our Campania Tomato Sauce in partnership with Mealshare to provide meals for youth in need,” says Justin Lussier, chief executive officer and co-founder of Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria. “Mealshare is an important partner for Famoso, and our holiday campaign is only one example of our continued relationship. Over the years, we’ve been able to make a difference in the lives of so many in need, thanks to our partnership with their team and the generosity of our guests.”
Mealshare’s mission is to enable and inspire people to join the fight to end youth hunger. Last year’s Campania Tomato Sauce sales provided 16,761 meals to in-need youth across Western Canada and Ontario. Since Campania Tomato Sauce sales began in 2013, nearly 16,000 jars of sauce have been purchased to support 17 local communities in which Famoso operates.
“Each year the Campania sauce campaign exceeds our expectations, and we’re excited to partner with Famoso again to provide meals to hungry youth in local Canadian communities,” says Andrew Hall, co-founder of Mealshare. “At a time of the year when giving back is at the forefront of people’s minds, we are grateful for the support that Famoso has shown us through this campaign and we look forward to another successful year of giving back in the communities in which we operate.”
Made from vine-ripened plum tomatoes hand-picked from the soils of Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Famoso’s Campania Tomato Sauce is available for sale only during the holiday season each year and sells for $8 per 500mL jar.