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Famoso, Mealshare charity raise money to fight youth hunger


November 23, 2016
By Canadian Pizza

Vancouver – Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria will sell its authentic Campania Tomato Sauce at its 28 restaurants in partnership with Mealshare. Until Dec. 31, 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,” said Justin Lussier, chief executive officer and co-founder of Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, in a news release. “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,” said 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.”

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The sauce is hand-milled, jarred and available only during the holiday season, the release said. The sauce retails for $8 per 500 mL jar at all 28 Famoso locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

For more information about the campaign, visit www.famoso.ca/campania.