Tony Roni Takes a Bite Out of Hunger

 Many area kids go hungry over the summer without the free/reduced meals school provides. That’s why $1.00 from each Tony Roni’s Tomato Pie will be donated to Philabundance, supporting their Summer Meals Program. Visit Philabundance.org/summermeals to see how you can help.

Many area kids go hungry over the summer without the free/reduced meals school provides.

Tony Roni’s Pizza is teaming up with non-profit food bank Philabundance in an effort to drive hunger out of the city with “93 Days of Summer.”

The summer-long event was jumpstarted June 21st with Tony Roni’s donating $1 from every tomato pie sold to Philabundance in an effort to help feed those in need.

For thousands of kids around the Delaware Valley, summertime means living without free or reduced-price meals at school, and watching their parents struggle to get food on the table. During the school year, nearly 300,000 Delaware Valley children receive such meals. Tony Roni’s “93 Days of Summer” campaign is being run in conjunction with the Philabundance “Summer Meals” program, working to ensure that every area child is fed this summer.

With each of the seven Tony Roni’s Pizza locations across the Delaware Valley participating, the pizzeria hopes to sell at least 5,000 pies during the campaign. Since opening in Conshohocken in 1999, Tony “Roni” Altomare has seen his pizzeria grow, winning numerous awards in the process thanks to his signature tomato pie recipe. Local awards include Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly – Tomato Pie in 2008 and Philly Hot List for Best Pizza in both 2010 and 2011.

The Tony Roni’s promotion garnered press in the Philadelphia Daily News/Philly.com. Wrote columnist Dan Gross:

Since June 21, Tony “Roni” Altomare has donated $1 from every tomato pie sold at his seven area locations to Philabundance. Hashtag Multimedia organized both partnerships to benefit the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Read the Tony Roni’s/Philabundance “Charitably Minded” Dan Gross mention on Philly.com.

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