Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria partners with Mealshare to fight youth hunger during the holiday season

 

Famoso and Mealshare team up once again to feed thousands with annual Campania Tomato Sauce campaign, November 15-December 31, 2016

 

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is announcing the much-anticipated return of its Campania Tomato Sauce jars for the holiday season. For the fourth year in a row, Famoso will sell its authentic Campania Tomato Sauce at all 28 restaurants in partnership with Mealshare. Until December 31, 2016,  one meal will be provided to a young person in need for every jar of Campania sauce purchased, 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,” adds 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 only the finest vine-ripened plum tomatoes, hand-picked from the rich soils of Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Famoso’s Campania Tomato Sauce is hand-milled and jarred to capture authentic Neapolitan flavour. Available only once a year during the holiday season, Campania Tomato Sauce retails for $8 per 500mL jar at all 28 Famoso locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

For more information about Campania Tomato Sauce, please visit www.famoso.ca/campania.

About Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria: Famoso is the neighbourhood pizzeria where you’ll find a fun and vibrant atmosphere any day of the week. It’s where great food and good friends make the perfect ingredients for a memorable night. Inspired by the energy of an authentic pizzeria in Naples, Italy, at Famoso you’ll find the delicious tastes of fresh, pizzaiolo-tossed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a perfect selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails. Visit Famoso online at www.famoso.ca.

About Mealshare: Founded in 2013, Mealshare is a social enterprise that allows patrons to turn dining out into helping out. For each Mealshare branded menu item sold at a participating restaurant, Mealshare provides a meal to youth in need by funding shelters and school meal programs locally and around the world. It’s simple – buy one, give one. With the help of over 250 restaurant partners in seven major cities across Canada, Mealshare has contributed more than 1,000,000 meals to people in need. For more information, visit www.mealshare.ca.

 

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