It’s still early, but we wanted to share some good news with you.

As you most likely know, since the first of this month our store has been a collection center for the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry’s Food Drive. Prisco’s has been a supporting sponsor for this annual event since its inception eight years ago, and every year we collect several tons of food worth tens of thousands of dollars and channel it to the AAIFP, where it is distributed to families in need within our community.

In recent years, our customers have been especially generous in spite of the tough economic conditions. This year, however, we are pleased to report that the collection and donation rate of food bags is running noticeably ahead of last year’s pace! Between now and Thanksgiving day, the food drive will continue. Please keep the food pantry in mind as you shop this next week, and consider purchasing one or more pre-filled food bags located in the front of our store. We offer them in denominations of $5, $10 and $25, and all the food purchased is delivered directly to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry.  

Immediately after Thanksgiving, just as the one food drive ends, we start another major donation project which my Uncle Rob and a great customer, neighbor, and friend Jerry Pigatti started more than twenty years ago: We work with local area churches, schools, and social organizations to identify local families who would otherwise go without a Christmas dinner. Thanks to major financial support from Jerry Pigatti and his friends and associates, last year we were able to donate a full dinner for approximately 350 Aurora-area families.

A Thank You to our customers

Living and working in this community for all of our lives, it is with a tremendous sense of pride and admiration that we, the third and fourth generation of the Prisco family, wish to acknowledge you, our customers, who have been here to support our store for the past 90 years. Believe me when I say, as other’s in our family have said many times before, “We couldn’t have done it without you, our friends, neighbors and community!”

Yes, I hope we are all very busy over the next several weeks providing each of you with the delicious homemade foods and excellent products that you have come to rely on Prisco’s to deliver. Be that as it may, no matter how busy we might be, we are equally committed to providing you with the very best customer service. So please don’t hesitate to stop me or any member of our staff and ask a question, make a suggestion, or simply say hello!

 

From Our Family to Yours  — Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Andy Guzauskas – General Manager