Pusateri’s plans to donate $19,000 to the Daily Food Bank. The grocer forged a partnership with the food bank in April 2019. There are plans for a second donation after the holidays.
Since launching the partnership, Pusateri’s has donated more than 10,000 lb of food.
In May 2019, Pusateri president Frank Luchetta participated in the annual CEO cook-off which raised over $60,000, including a table of donors from Pusateri’s who committed $11,000. Most recently, Pusateri’s shoppers have been asked if they’d like to add a $2 donation to their bills and Pusateri’s hosted “Breakfast with Santa” at one store location to raise funds for The Daily Bread Food Bank. As well, the grocer will be matching up to $10,000 in donations.
“As a family business and local Toronto artisanal grocer, it has always been a top priority for Pusateri’s to give back to the community," explains Luchetta. "We have long recognized our obligation to contribute to social good through our love of food and The Daily Bread Food Bank became the perfect partner by allowing us to maximize the impact we could have. We are incredibly proud that we’ve been able to give back to so many."