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Pizza Nova donates $22,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario


Domenic Primucci, Pizza Nova, presents a cheque to Elaine Rosenberg, Toronto Foundation for Student Success. Photo courtesy CNW Group/Pizza Nova

Toronto – Pizza Nova, well known for its community involvement, has donated $22,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario, an organization that empowers communities to address local needs and ensure that every student has access to nutritious foods, learns to make healthy choices, and is able to succeed.

On March 29, Pizza Nova president Domenic Primucci presented a cheque for $22,000 to Elaine Rosenberg, manager of donor relations from the Toronto Foundation for Student Success for Student Nutrition Ontario.

Pizza Nova’s partnership with Student Nutrition Ontario began in 2015 with “Coins for Breakfast,” a program that supports the organization through all 143 Pizza Nova stores participating with in-store donation boxes that customers can place change into. To date, Pizza Nova has raised $181,542 for Student Nutrition Ontario.

“We strongly believe that healthy eating is important, especially for children which is why we insist on making food with quality ingredients and love,” Primucci said. “We are grateful to our customers for their generosity throughout the years, helping children in need be well fed and able to excel at school!”

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Student Nutrition Ontario helps nutrition programs remain in schools across Ontario. Students are served individually prepackaged meals to ensure their safety as well as that of the many volunteers that help to make the program a success.

“Pizza Nova’s generous donation, through the “Coins for Breakfast” program, could not have come at a better time,” said Catherine Parsonage of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success. “This year has been incredibly challenging for many families because of COVID-19. With children back in school Nutrition Programs play a crucial role in helping ensure they always have access to the nourishment they need.”