Rabba celebrates ‘C-Store Days’ 2020 to recognize contributions of industry in communities across Ontario and support local children’s hospitals

Mississauga, Ont., August 27, 2020 – From August 17 to 22, Rabba Fine Foods participated in the annual C-Store Days program to recognize the role of convenience stores in Ontario communities while promoting a good cause. 

Organized by the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA), the campaign invited retailers and their customers to also raise funds for local children’s hospitals — Children’s Health Foundation, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, SickKids Foundation and CHEO Foundation. In total, more than $27,000 was raised for participating charities. 

“There’s a lot to celebrate, especially this year,” says Rick Rabba, President and CEO of Rabba Fine Foods. “Across our province, independent c-stores and grocery businesses provide neighbourly service to all of our citizens, 24/7. We are committed to being of service, even through difficult times, as members of the community. I could not be prouder of the contributions of our peers and staff.”

This is the third year that Rabba, under its Rabba Roots Community Program, has taken part in the initiative. To-date, it has contributed more than $5,000 for the cause. As in previous years, Rabba hosted local politicians, dignitaries and convenience store industry leaders to interact with customers, speak with its operators and staff and experience, first-hand, the inner workings of a typical Rabba local neighbourhood market. 

“We are grateful to our community partners like Rabba Fine Foods for their participation in this initiative over the years,” said Dave Bryans, CEO of Ontario Convenience Stores Association. “Their commitment to helping groups in need, year-after-year, is commendable and inspiring. We look forward to working together as our industry renews its commitment to Ontarians well into the future.”

For more information about C-Store day visit www.OntarioCStores.ca and be sure to follow @sickkids and @ontariocstores using #OntarioCStoreDay. 

See photos below. 

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About Rabba Fine Foods

Rabba Fine Foods is a local market and convenience store that serves the daily grocery needs of more than 34 neighbourhoods in the central and western parts of the GTA. Open year round, 24 hours a day, Rabba offers everything you’d expect from your local market – fresh produce, deli counter, ready-to-eat items, bakery, dairy products and other essential supplies for home or work. A family-run business with roots extending back to 1967, Rabba is committed to serving its neighbours and friends in the GTA and meeting their ever-changing grocery and convenience needs. For more information on Rabba or any of its locations, visit www.rabba.com.

Pictured above Mississauga MPP Kaleed Rasheed presents Rabba Fine Foods president and CEO Rick Rabba with certificate of appreciation, as Rabba Fine Foods celebrates C-Store Day August 22.
Pictured above is Rabba Fine Foods employee smiling behind their mask, engaging with the community as the location participates in the annual ‘C-Store Days’ to benefit children’s hospitals across the province.

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