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Papa Johns Canada raises $55K for food rescue through Shaq-a-Roni pizza sales

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Papa Johns Canada has raised $55,286 through the sales of its Shaq-a-Roni pizza for Canada’s largest food rescue organization, Second Harvest.

“Our 200-plus local store owners are always engaged in fundraising efforts in their own communities, but the opportunity to work with an organization that focuses on feeding the less fortunate is a special privilege for all team members,” said Michael Prentice, Papa Johns franchise business partner.

For every Shaq-a-Roni sold between Oct. 25 and Dec. 31, 2023, Papa Johns donated one dollar to Second Harvest. Each dollar supplies three healthy meals to people and agencies in need, Papa John’s Canada said in a news release.

“Papa Johns, through the Shaq-a-Roni campaign, has directly supported the rescue and redistribution of more than 167,533 pounds of nutritious surplus edible food to non-profit organizations across Canada on the front lines of the fight against hunger,” said Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest.

Over the past four years, through the Shaq-a-Roni partnership, Papa Johns has helped raise more than $200,000 for communities across Canada.

Designed by basketball star Shaquille O’ Neal, the limited-time Shaq-a-Roni is an extra-large pie covered with extra cheese and extra pepperoni and cut into eight foldable slices.

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