Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant Charity Event to Benefit Food Bank of Central New York

November 12, 2013 at 8:42 AM

DALLAS – Officials representing Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants Inc. announced plans for a special charity event on Tuesday, Nov. 19th at its 15 locations across the U.S. – the purpose of which is to help feed 1,000 people in each of the 15 markets served by the restaurant chain.  

The goal is to donate enough spaghetti (approximately 2,100 lbs.) to feed 15,000 people across the country. For every “Perfect Match Amore Combo” that is purchased on Tuesday, Nov. 19th, Spaghetti Warehouse will make a donation of spaghetti to a local food bank.

“On November 19th, we invite everyone to gather around our ‘table’ at Spaghetti Warehouse, try our new ‘Perfect Match Combos’ and help us reach our goal of feeding 1,000 people in each of the communities we’re fortunate to serve,” said Pete Van Gurp, vice president-operations, Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants Inc.

For more than 40 years, Van Gurp says Spaghetti Warehouse has prided itself as a unique gathering place for family and friends to enjoy great tasting Italian food while celebrating special occasions and enjoying each other’s company.

“Giving back to the community is something we have always prided ourselves on,” added Van Gurp. “And, the opportunity to help others during the Thanksgiving season is an important part of that commitment.” To reach the goal of feeding 1,000 people in each community, Spaghetti Warehouse expects to donate 140 pounds of spaghetti to each of the participating local food banks.

Among the food banks set to receive the donation include:

 -          Houston Food Bank                                           Houston, TX

-          Mid-Ohio Foodbank                                             Columbus, OH

-          The Dayton Food Bank                                        Dayton, OH

-          Toledo Northwestern Food Bank                           Toledo, OH

-          Feeding America                                                 Tampa Bay, FL

-          Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank             Pittsburgh, PA

-          Mid-South Food Bank                                          Memphis, TN

-          Food Bank of Central New York                            Syracuse, NY

-          San Antonio Food Bank                                       San Antonio, TX

-          Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma         Tulsa, OK

-          Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma                         Oklahoma City, OK

-          Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank                       Akron-Canton, OH

-          North Texas Food Bank                                       Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

-          Tarrant County Food Bank                                   Fort Worth, TX

 For additional information regarding event, visit the Spaghetti Warehouse website at: www.meatballs.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpaghettiWarehouse.