November 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is partnering with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission to collect non-perishable food donations at all Las Vegas Capriotti's locations to provide a Thanksgiving meal to those in need. From November 3, 2014 through November 22, 2014, guests can drop off donations in specially marked bins at any Las Vegas Capriotti's locations. Guests who donate five or more items in a visit will receive a free small to medium sandwich upsize.
To kick off the season of giving, Capriotti's donated 100 percent of the flagship store opening's proceeds on November 1 to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Last year, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, an organization dedicated to helping families in need in the Las Vegas community, served approximately 1,800 Thanksgiving meals and distributed Thanksgiving food baskets to nearly 2,000 homes in the community. This year, Capriotti's is supporting the Mission and its dedication to serving others by collecting dry, canned and other non-perishable food items to feed even more members of the local community during the Thanksgiving season. The Capriotti's Support Center staff is also volunteering at the Mission to serve meals on November 21, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to give back to the community and help during the organization's busiest times of the year. In addition to the sandwich franchise's efforts, Butterball, a longtime supplier of Capriotti's turkeys, is donating 20 turkeys to the charitable cause.
"Capriotti's is spreading the joy of the holiday by supporting our community who has given us so much support over the years," said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti's. "Every family deserves a special Thanksgiving, so we hope through our partnership with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, we can ensure a happy holiday for the residents of the Las Vegas community."
"Working with Capriotti's through initiatives such as this food drive has given us the ability to extend our reach and help even more local families who need us," said John Fogal, Director of Development for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. "We know this year's drive will be an invaluable resource for us as we gear up to provide thousands of hot meals to deserving families this Thanksgiving season."
For a full list of locations and to learn more about Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, please visit www.capriottis.com. To learn more about the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, please visit www.vegasrescue.org.
Founded in 1976, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, is an award-winning sandwich shop that remains true to their 38 year tradition of slow-roasting whole, all natural turkeys in-house every day. Capriotti's fresh ingredients, homemade subs and unique menu items have won numerous accolades including being named one of the "10 Great Places for a Surprising Sandwich" by USA Today and is a recent winner of "Best of" awards in Delaware, Las Vegas, Dallas, Quad Cities, Eastern Shore and San Diego. Capriotti's cold, grilled and vegetarian subs, cheese steaks and salads are available at more than 100 company-owned and franchise locations in 15 states and federal districts across the U.S. including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C. Their signature sub, The Bobbie®, was voted "The Greatest Sandwich in America" by thousands of readers across the country and reported by AOL.com. For more information, visit www.capriottis.com.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has been assisting homeless men, women and families in the community for over 40 years. Since our beginning in 1970, the Mission has been providing food to the hungry every day, providing shelter to the homeless, and providing an addiction recovery and back-to-work program for those who have lost their way. Last year alone the Mission served over 350,000 meals, provided nearly 50,000 nights of shelter, gave clothing and basic need items to over 16,000 needy men, women and children, and much, much more. For more information, visit www.vegasrescue.org
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