Rabba Fine Foods celebrates ‘C-Store Day’ with fundraiser and a special visit from various Members of the Provincial Parliament

Rabba manager Ramez Guirguis (left), joins Rick Rabba and Rudy Cuzetto, MPP (Mississauga-Lakeshore) and Parliamentary assistant to the president of the Treasury Board (right), to celebrate national C-Store Day, August 28, 2019, in Toronto. The annual event brings together local politicians and the convenience store industry for a day of fundraising for local charities and advocating for issues that affect the wellbeing of the grocery and convenience industries.

Mississauga, Ont., August 29, 2019 – Rabba Fine Foods joined more than 200 Ontario convenience store locations yesterday throughout Ontario as part of ‘C-Store Day’, an initiative organized by the Ontario Convenience Store Association that brings together politicians, local dignitaries and the convenience store industry to highlight the important role that convenience stores play in Canada, while raising money for Children’s Health Foundation and Sick Kids Toronto Hospital. 

To mark the occasion, Rabba also welcomed Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and MPP for Milton, Lisa Raitt, Parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Oakville, Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary assistant to the president of the Treasury Board, Rudy Cuzzetto, and MPP for Mississauga-Malton, Deepak Anand to its store locations in Milton, Oakville, and Mississauga.

“It was an absolute honour to have welcomed all our MPPs in our locations,” says Rick Rabba, president, Rabba Fine Foods. “Convenience stores play an important role in local communities across the country. They act as a one-stop shop to fulfill the needs of Canadians, many of whom we come to know, oftentimes by name. In the course of our business, we also gain an appreciation for the issues affecting members of our community. This reality often goes unnoticed. Initiatives such as C-Store Day allows us to effectively remind politicians, as well as the public, of the many ways in which we enrich the lives of so many in our community.”

This is the second year that Rabba participates in C-Store Day. In 2018, the Canadian Convenience Store Association raised more than $130,000 for Children’s Wish Foundation through the one-day event, which included the visit of more than 250 community leaders into 300 convenience stores across the country.

“We’re grateful for the wonderful support all our community leaders, convenience store teams and consumers have shown for this annual event, and especially our partnership with Children’s Health Foundation,” states Dave Bryans CEO Ontario Convenience Stores Association. “The generosity of our customers and members makes organizing this initiative extremely gratifying. We look forward to continuing to work with our local politicians and convenience store community to make next year’s event just as successful.” 

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

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

About the Canadian Store Association:

The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) is a national, not-for-profit trade association that represents the interests of convenience store retailers, distributors, and vendors in Canada. C-store retailers employ over 227,000 people, collect over $21 billion in tax revenue for governments and serve 10 million customers every day in communities across the country.