Papa Gino’s, D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches Raises $204,000 for Nonprofits

New England Genuine Eats LLC (NEAE), the dad or mum firm of Papa Gino’s Pizzeria and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, donated $204,735.82 to native organizations in 2022 by a variety of campaigns, giveaways and charitable giving efforts, the corporate introduced in a press launch.

Serving New Englanders for over 115 years mixed, the 2 restaurant manufacturers have deep roots of their neighborhoods and an extended historical past of impactful group involvement.

“We take our position as New England’s Neighborhood Sandwich Store and The Official Pizza of New Englanders very critically, and this implies extra to us than simply phrases and serving scrumptious meals; it means constantly discovering methods to help, interact with, and provides again to the communities we serve,” stated Deena McKinley, chief expertise officer at NEAE.

“As we start 2023, we’re so grateful to our loyal visitors and our wonderful workforce members for serving to us increase virtually $200,000 in 2022 by fundraisers, group partnerships and charitable giving efforts, all going again into our native areas and benefiting New Englanders,” McKinley added. “It means a lot to us that we’re capable of all work collectively to make a distinction right here in New England, and we sit up for one other yr of significant connections and engaging givings in 2023!”

Whereas the vast majority of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo eating places exist as separate entities, more and more there are particular places the place the 2 iconic New England manufacturers are introduced collectively beneath one roof as a co-branded Papa Gino’s & D’Angelo restaurant. Previous to opening a newly mixed Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo restaurant, the workforce members are requested to determine a area people group—reminiscent of a meals pantry or emergency help program—making a major, optimistic impression of their neighborhood. The shop then donates the whole first day of gross sales to the chosen group.

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In 2022, NEAE transformed six eating places to co-branded places, donating a complete of $20,061.34 to native meals pantries and aid packages by the generosity of its visitors. These included:

  • The Foxboro, Massachusetts restaurant at 211 North Avenue donated $3,055.66 to the Foxboro Meals Pantry, a volunteer-operated pantry supporting Foxboro residents in want.
  • The Taunton, Massachusetts restaurant at 65-F Taunton Depot Highway donated $2,814.63 to Our Every day Bread Meals and Useful resource Middle, a nonprofit that has advanced from a soup kitchen to incorporate providers that assist their group members with necessary life expertise.
  • The Merrimack, New Hampshire restaurant at 3 Continental Blvd donated $4,979 to St. John’s Meals Pantry, a volunteer-run program working to supply starvation aid to the Merrimack group.
  • The Hudson, New Hampshire restaurant at 77 Derry Highway donated $2,100.39 to Corpus Christi Meals Pantry & Help, a nonprofit devoted to stopping starvation and homelessness within the Nashua space.
  • The Wareham, Massachusetts restaurant at 2899 Cranberry Freeway donated $3,853.81, to Damien’s Place Meals Pantry, a household meals pantry searching for to assist finish starvation within the higher Wareham/New Bedford space.
  • The Burlington, Massachusetts restaurant at 179 Cambridge Avenue donated $3,257.84 to Folks Serving to Folks, a nonprofit working to ascertain and maintain a community-wide effort to assist meet the fundamental wants of Burlington residents.

In the meantime, the D’Angelo $55K Neighborhood Giveaway was a months-long celebration of the neighborhood sandwich store’s 55th yr in enterprise. All through the summer time, the restaurant awarded $10,000 to 5 group associate organizations in addition to $1,000 to 5 voters throughout New England, totaling $55,000 in donations. This system garnered greater than 51,000 votes, with communities rallying behind their favourite area people organizations to unfold the phrase and encourage their neighbors to vote.

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Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo additionally host weekly fundraisers, providing native nonprofits the possibility to earn 20% of pre-tax gross sales from a close-by Papa Gino’s or D’Angelo location throughout a set time period. All through 2022, the eating places held a complete of 442 fundraisers, elevating $50,563.54 for the PTOs, sports activities groups, group programming organizations and different nonprofits that make a distinction of their neighborhoods.