A Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort for Pizzerias

The Bacio Cheese® Blocks of Hope™ program concluded on February 16, providing over $2.4 million in support and assistance for more than 3,200 pizzerias and the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

Bacio Cheese partners with some of the finest independent pizzerias in the U.S. – many of those are found in the Northeast and were directly in the path of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. Bacio Cheese Company and PERFORMANCE Foodservice – ROMA designed Blocks of Hope to provide assistance to those pizzerias and demonstrate our commitment to the entire independent pizzeria industry.

Throughout this 13-week program, a portion of all sales was donated to the American Red Cross, and pizzerias received a special relief rebate to assist with their rebuilding efforts. And for participating pizzerias not directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the Blocks of Hope program helped create a sense of solidarity, allowing them to contribute to pizzeria operators and communities in need.

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.

The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service or company.