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Pizza chain helps food banks, first responders in light of COVID-19


March 24, 2020, Barrie, Ont. – Topper’s Pizza is supporting communities in Canada with two special programs to help food banks and thank first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of $3 from every Family Pleaser Combo sold will be donated to help local food banks and Feed Ontario’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Boxes. Customers can also choose to give additional donations of $1, $2 or $5.

Second, as a special thank you to healthcare workers and first responders, starting March 25, Ontario healthcare workers and first responders will receive 25 per cent off any large pizza.

“These are unprecedented times and families are experiencing ever-increasing stress and worry, many having been laid off,” Keith Toppazzini, co-owner, Topper’s Pizza Canada, said in a press release. “Our local food banks are stretched thin and our healthcare and first responders are working around the clock to help Ontarians stay healthy and safe. Many people are going above and beyond to help. For these two groups specifically, they have added pressures and we wanted to help.”

Marie Fennell, president, Topper’s Pizza Canada, said the pizzerias are locally operated and giving back to communities is of great importance to the company.

“We are so thankful for our healthcare and first responders’ dedication and hard work during this time. As well, supporting our customers and families facing food shortages during difficult times is critical. We encourage every company, neighbour, and community member to try to help in some small way.”

The Feed Ontario Family Pleaser program is available through delivery, contactless delivery and take-out by ordering on the Topper’s app, website, calling 310-7171 or in-person at the pizzerias.

Healthcare workers and first responders can get 25 per cent off their large pizza offer through pick-up, by showing their credentials. Healthcare facilities, police, fire and paramedic stations can also receive delivery from their local Topper’s Pizzeria to their main lobby or front entrances by calling 310-7171.

 

 


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