(Left to Right): Isreal Rodriguez, Manager at Palm Beach Outlets TooJay’s; Brett Carper, Director of Operations; Max Piet, President and CEO; Rebecca Hahessy, Representative of Feeding Florida; Rachel Richal, Director of Training; and Art Sanders, Vice President of Human Resources
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 16, 2018) – TooJay’s held its second annual “Too+You” campaign and raised $25,000 for Feeding Florida, a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need.
Throughout the month of September, $1 of every cake slice sold was donated to Feeding Florida. Guests also made donations by rounding up their checks throughout the month. Through the buying power of Feeding Florida, $1 provides 11 meals to those in need across the state. TooJay’s donation will fund more than 275,000 meals for food insecure families.
“We are pleased to partner with and support Feeding Florida as a part of our commitment to give back to the local communities where we do business,” said Max Piet, President and CEO of TooJay’s. “Thanks to the efforts of our team members and guests, we surpassed our fundraising goal for this amazing cause.” TooJay’s team members across its 28 locations also got involved by collecting enough canned food to provide an additional 2,500 meals.
“Feeding Florida is grateful to the TooJay’s community for their role in the fight to end hunger in our communities.” said Robin Safley, executive director of Feeding Florida. “This donation will allow us to continue to provide a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to the 3.3 million Floridians facing hunger every day.”
Founded in 1981, TooJay’s currently serves guests in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area, The Villages, and Polk County. Three new restaurants are expected to open in Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach during the first half of 2019.
TooJay’s received the 2018 and 2017 Dining Award for Best Deli from Orlando Magazine, two Foodie Awards for Best Deli and Best Take-Out from the Orlando Sentinel, the 2016 Best of South Florida Award for Best Deli from the Sun Sentinel and ranked eighth in the country for Family Dining by Consumer Reports.
For more information about TooJay’s, visit TooJays.com. Follow TooJay’s at twitter.com/therealTooJays and instagram.com/toojaysdeli or visit the Facebook fan page, which has over 89 thousand fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/TooJaysDeli.
About Feeding Florida
Feeding Florida is the state’s lead organization in the fight to end hunger. Our statewide network unites 12-member food banks to provide a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to every community every day. Feeding Florida member food banks support more than 2,600 local charitable agencies, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need to ensure a hunger-free Florida. Each year, the Feeding Florida network provides food to the 3.3 million Floridians facing hunger, including 1.1 million children and 700,000 seniors. Feeding Florida is a unified voice regarding hunger and food insecurity by focusing on each community’s needs. To learn more about Feeding Florida, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.