Back for the sixth consecutive year, Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar is selling their Campania Tomato Sauce, in support of Mealshare. This hand-milled sauce can be purchased at all restaurants in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, for $8 per jar. For every jar of Campania sauce sold, all proceeds go to Mealshare who will provide a meal to a youth in need, right in the community from which it was purchased.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Mealshare for the sixth year in a row,” says Frank di Benedetto, chief executive officer of Famoso “the organization continues to be an important partner for Famoso and selling our classic Campania Tomato Sauce is a great way to continue our tradition of giving back to the communities that we operate in.”
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 22,500 meals to in-need youth across Western Canada and Ontario. Since Campania Tomato Sauce sales for Mealshare began in 2014, 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 always look forward to partnering with Famoso for the holiday season with the Campania Tomato Sauce campaign and this year is no exception,” adds Andrew Hall, Co-Founder of Mealshare. “Over the last six years, the Campania campaign has raised over $121,888 to help provide meals to hungry youth in Canadian communities, and we’re excited to be kicking off another successful season for the Campania campaign and the children it helps.”
Famoso Pizzeria has recently expanded their relationship with Mealshare with their Pomodoro campaign, a similar initiative supporting Mealshare, that takes place leading up to Easter each year.
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 Italian Pizzeria + Bar: Started in 2007, Famoso is an authentic replication of an Italian Pizzeria direct from Napoli, Italy. The Famoso concept is focused on high-quality authentic ingredients including tomatoes imported from the Campania region, fior-di-latte mozzarella, high-refined ‘00’ flour from the Napoli region, and imported meats like chorizo-style sausage, capicola, soppressata and prosciutto. 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 Italian pizzeria, at Famoso you’ll find the delicious flavours of both Neapolitan and New York Sicilian Style Thick Crust pizzas, fired in special bell-shaped ovens imported from Italy, and signature Italian dishes including tapas, pastas, salads and gourmet sandwiches. All 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 restaurant based program that allows guests to turn their dining out, into helping out! For each Mealshare branded menu item sold at a participating restaurant, one simple, healthy meal is donated to a youth in need! Buy one, Give one! Mealshare partners with youth focused, solutions-based charities in every community they are in to help find sustainable solutions for youth hunger! Mealshare is in 500+ partner restaurants across Canada, and they’ve been able to provide over 3.2 million meals to youth in need to date. For more information visit www.mealshare.ca.