Half of All Buddy Card Sales to be Contributed to the Freestore Foodbank 

CINCINNATI,OH – November 16,2018 – For over a decadeLaRosa’s Family Pizzerias has shared the spirit of the season with Greater Cincinnati through its annual “Feed Our Neighbors In Need” program.  For each $10 Buddy Card purchased at any LaRosa’s Family Pizzerias from November 19 through December 31, 2018,  $5 will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank. The LaRosa’s Family has a strong heritage of supporting the community with an unwavering commitment to those who need food assistance. Through holiday Buddy Card sales, LaRosa’s and their Guests have contributed towards providing over 140,000 meals each year for those in need through the Freestore Foodbank.  

            “The Freestore Foodbank provides more than just food – they provide hope and a connection at a time of need. Food is a foundational link to all people and we are proud to be a part of that every day as we serve our Guests at LaRosa’s and that service extends to everyone in our community”, said Michael LaRosa, CEO, LaRosa’s Inc.  

The $10 Buddy Card entitles the bearer to a free large cheese pizza with the purchase of any large pizza, and is good for 14 uses, or 14 free large cheese pizzas within one year. At $10, the Buddy Card is the perfect holiday gift idea or stocking stuffer that helps support our neighbors in need.  Buddy Cards can be purchased at any LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana.  For a full list of locations, go to The program, which continues through December 31, 2018, will be supported in-store, via TV, radio and social media.  

About LaRosa’s

LaRosa’s was founded in 1954 on Cincinnati’s West Side by Buddy LaRosa. It is now a $165 million restaurant company with 64 pizzerias serving neighborhoods in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  To learn more about LaRosa’s, go to

Ann Keeling