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Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria raises $100,000 over four years for Mealshare to help end youth hunger

Famoso presents Mealshare with a cheque for $29,607 for the 2017 Campania Tomato Sauce Campaign 

VANCOUVER, BC, April 6, 2018Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria raised over $100,000 for Mealshare to help feed in-need youth in Canada over the last four years of Famoso and Mealshare’s Campania Tomato Sauce Campaign.

Famoso and Mealshare’s Campania Tomato Sauce Campaign helps raise money for in-need youth during November and December through the sale of Famoso’s Campania Tomato Sauce. Every time a customer purchases a jar of Famoso’s hand-milled Campania Tomato Sauce in any of Famoso’s 30 locations, all proceeds go to Mealshare to help end youth hunger right in the community in which the jar was sold. The 2017 Campania Tomato Sauce Campaign raised $29,607 through the sale of Campania Tomato Sauce which was directed to Mealshare to donate meals to in-need youth across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

“Mealshare has become a very important partner for Famoso since the launch of our Campania Tomato Sauce Campaign in 2014,” says Justin Lussier, chief executive officer and co-founder of Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria. “We were so pleased to work with Mealshare again this year, and thanks to the support of our guests, we were able to help 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. Since Campania Tomato Sauce sales began in 2014, 22,368 jars of sauce have been purchased to support the 17 local communities in which Famoso operates.

“The Campania Tomato Sauce Campaign continues to amaze us, and we’re so happy to have worked with Famoso once again to provide meals to hungry youth in local Canadian communities,” adds Andrew Hall, co-founder of Mealshare.

Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming announcements from both Famoso and Mealshare about their strengthened partnership moving forward. For more information about Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, please visit and for more information about Mealshare, please visit

With a little bit a tomato sauce and a whole lot of support from the community in which Famoso operates, fighting youth hunger is just one jar of tomato sauce away.

About Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria: Famoso is the neighbourhood pizzeria 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. At Famoso you’ll find the delicious tastes of fresh, pizzaiolo-tossed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails—all inspired by authentic pizzerias in Naples, Italy. Visit Famoso online at

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 over 300 restaurant partners in seven major cities across Canada, Mealshare has served 1,866,216 meals to people in need. For more information, visit

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Media Kit, Photos and Logo: Media kit, high-resolution photos, and logos are available via Dropbox.

Mealshare Media Kit, Photos and Logo: Media kit, high-resolution photos, and logos are available via Dropbox.

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Media Contact, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

Avery Nicholson
604–681–7565 ext. 107 // 519–365–0561

Media Contact, Mealshare
Andrew Hall