La San Marzano Celebrates the Holidays by Serving and Providing Meals to those in Need

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Volunteers Donate Time at St. John's Soup Kitchen

La San Marzano served a warm home cooked meal to those in need at St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark, NJ.

“San Marzano's most inspiring achievements are not measured in dollars, but in the spirit of our employees who volunteer their time to build and uphold healthy communities,” said Sergio Pagnini.

La San Marzano, the makers of premium tomato sauces and canned tomato products, kicked off their first volunteer day in the United States at St. John's Soup Kitchen. Delicious pasta sauce and kind smiles were served up on December 5, 2018 as volunteers gave back to the local Newark community.

Knowing that close to one million people in New Jersey alone are struggling with hunger, La San Marzano donated a generous amount of pasta sauce and canned tomatoes to St. John's Soup Kitchen who provides over 700 meals daily to those who are hungry.

As La San Marzano establishes their brand of authentic pasta sauces and canned tomatoes in America, their mission is to also give back to the community through supporting local non-profit organizations, small businesses, and charities.

With distribution in the United States and a strong presence in New Jersey and New York, the company wanted to ensure that everyone gets a little taste of Italy.

"We are extremely proud and grateful to donate our time and product at St. John's Soup Kitchen," said Sergio Pagnini, General Manager at La Regina di San Marzano USA. "To provide a warm meal to those in need right in our own backyard, is a great way to kick off the holiday season."

The group cooked up a tasty Italian feast, where San Marzano employees prepared food, passed out hundreds of warm meals to those in the freezing cold and of course also assisted with clean up.

“San Marzano's most inspiring achievements are not measured in dollars, but in the spirit of our employees who volunteer their time to build and uphold healthy communities,” said Pagnini. "In Italy, our culture is centered around wholesome food and we look forward to sharing our passion with those who need it most."

In addition to the St. John's Soup Kitchen project, San Marzano will be expanding its efforts across the region as the company continues to grow their roots nationwide.

About La Regina di San Marzano
In 1972, Antonio Romano journeyed through the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius on a quest to produce the finest San Marzano tomatoes in the world. A decade later, the La San Marzano® brand was born under the guidance of Antonio’s son, Felice Romano who continues to uphold family traditions grounded in quality. With tomatoes from the San Marzano region, signature recipes and all-natural ingredients, La Regina di San Marzano delivers superior tasting pasta sauces and canned San Marzano tomato products to Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States.

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About St. John's Soup Kitchen
St. John’s Soup Kitchen has but one mission, which is feeding the hungry. For over 40 years, St. John's Soup Kitchen has been providing food to those in need that reside in the Newark area. They have been fortunate enough to do so as a result of their determined community. With the abundance of support from their wonderful volunteers and generous donors, they continue helping those people who have fallen on hard times. St. John’s is supported by free-will donations. They do not receive government funds of any kind, including no funds received from the diocese of Newark.

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