Our tradition of giving back to the community honors the generous spirit of our Italian immigrant founders, Gaspare and Providenza Fallucca. Stewardship is a key part of our corporate culture – a responsibility that is reflected in the many causes we support through donations of our products, contributions of time and talent, and financial assistance.
Palermo’s passionate approach to investing in the community encompasses a large number of charitable-giving activities, all in honor of Palermo’s founders, Gaspare (Jack) Fallucca and his wife, Zina. The spirit of giving back and the passion of Palermo's dedicated Pizzaiolos help our family-owned business carry out our mission to fight hunger by supporting food banks and non-profit organizations with donations of frozen Pizza and the invaluable gift of volunteering time.
Easter Baskets for the Hungry is our annual signature stewardship program. Palermo’s team members collect and distribute food in "Easter Baskets" that contain food for an Easter dinner, frozen pizzas, and additional food to feed a family for an entire week. The baskets are distributed to families experiencing hardship throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Our employees take great pride in living our culture to Unite & Serve, caring for those in our community who are in the greatest need during this annual event.
Palermo’s is a proud supporter of organizations that focus on fighting hunger and helping inner-city youth. We have deep personal commitments to these organizations, offering support through program sponsorships, career mentoring, collections of food and gifts, hundreds of hours of volunteer work each year, and much more. We are also corporate sponsors of the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Admirals – using our resources to help our hometown teams continue to be a vital part of the community.
Team Verde’s season traditionally kicks off on Earth Day, picking up a winter’s worth of litter along the Menomonee River and Hank Aaron State Trail. Our efforts continue through the summer and fall, with the “Stew Crew” making weekly excursions to keep our neighborhood tidy.
Each year, we provide the children of our employees with up to $25,000 in scholarship money. The program pays tribute to our remarkable founders, who – with only a grade school education – led our company with a passion for excellence