“Mealshare continues to be an important partner for Famoso, especially during the holiday season,” says Frank di Benedetto, chief executive officer of Famoso. “We began selling our Campania Tomato Sauce jars in 2013, and we want to continue this tradition of giving back to the communities our restaurants operate within and work towards the goal of ending youth hunger in Canada.”
Mealshare’s mission is to enable and inspire people to join the fight to end youth hunger. Funds raised from last year’s Campania Tomato Sauce sales provided 29,607 meals to in-need youth across Western Canada and Ontario. Since Campania Tomato Sauce sales began in 2013, 28,176 jars of sauce have been purchased to support the 18 local communities in which Famoso operates and Famoso expects another 5,800 jars to be sold this year.
“We are thrilled to partner with Famoso again for the Campania Tomato Sauce campaign, this holiday season,” adds Andrew Hall, Co-Founder of Mealshare. “Over the last five years the Campania campaign has raised over $100,000 to help provide meals to hungry youth in Canadian communities, and we’re sure this season will be another successful year for the Campania campaign and the kids it helps.”
Made from only the finest vine-ripened plum tomatoes, 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. For more information about Campania Tomato Sauce, please visit www.famoso.ca/campania
About Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria: Famoso is the neighbourhood pizzeria and bar 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 Neapolitan pizzeria, at Famoso you’ll find the delicious flavours 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 a person to turn dining out into helping out in his or her community. 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 almost 500 restaurant partners in eight major cities across Canada, Mealshare has served 2,354,638 meals to youth in need. For more information, visit www.mealshare.ca