Executives from both companies will present a check for $429,482 to the American Red Cross this Wednesday, March 20, at the annual International Pizza Expo trade show in Las Vegas. A portion of the sales from every pound of Bacio Cheese sold nationwide between Nov.18, 2012 and Feb.16, 2013 contributed to the total.
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The Pizza Expo trade show was in town the week of March 18, 2013 and Performance Foods took the opportunity to share the hard work they've been doing on behalf of Hurricane Sandy survivors.
PERFORMANCE Foodservice-ROMA and Bacio® Cheese Company today announced that their Bacio Cheese® Blocks of Hope™ program provided approximately $2 million in rebates to pizzerias and more than $400,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort. The two companies launched the program in November 2012 to provide assistance to pizzerias and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy last October.
“The American Red Cross is extremely grateful to Bacio and ROMA for supporting our hurricane relief efforts through the Blocks of Hope campaign,” said Steve Spinner, Senior Major Gifts Officer for the American Red Cross. “Blocks of Hope brought much-needed support to local pizzerias and to the people in communities directly affected by the storm.”
“Bacio Cheese partners with some of the finest independent pizzerias,” said Jason Mounts, Associate Director, Bacio Cheese Company. “Many of those are located in the Northeast and were directly in the path of Hurricane Sandy. The Blocks of Hope program was developed to provide assistance to those pizzerias and their communities, as well as to demonstrate Bacio’s commitment to the entire independent pizzeria industry. We’re proud that Blocks of Hope generated $2.4 million in support for thousands of pizzeria partners and the American Red Cross.”