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Rabba Fine Foods lends its support to University of Toronto’s Student Family Housing’s Annual Rooftop Festival

TORONTO, June 13, 2019 – Rabba Fine Foods, the GTA’s neighbourhood market, announces today its support of the annual Rooftop Festival of Student Family Housing of the University of Toronto. 

The event, which takes place on the rooftop garden located at 30 Charles Street West, on Saturday, June 15, allows for residents of Student Family Housing to get together for an afternoon filled with activities, food, and the opportunity to engage with neighbours. It has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and kicks off the opening of the university’s rooftop garden.

For the 5th consecutive year, Rabba will donate a variety of barbecue food items, condiments, utensils, and tableware to the event’s more than 2,000 residents.

“Supporting local communities has always been important to us,” says Rick Rabba, president, Rabba Fine Foods. “The community around the University of Toronto, in particular, is dear to our hearts. We’ve been a part of the community for almost 50 years. Participating in this annual event represents a token of our appreciation for the university’s residents, many of whom are longstanding customers in our stores.”

The Charles Street West Rabba location is one of the first markets owned by the Rabba family. 

“Rabba has always been well appreciated by our students,” says Maureen Lynch, Residence Life Program Coordinator, University of Toronto.  “The contributions by community partners like Rabba help us to provide our residents with a more optimal student living experience”.

Lynch first approached Rabba about the possibility of supporting the organization’s annual event more than 5 years ago. Since then, Rabba has continued to support the student residence’s many events. 

To learn more about the University of Toronto’s Student Family Housing Office, and its upcoming community events, visit events.studentfamilyhousing.utoronto.ca.

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.