Fresh Brothers feeds funds to local schools


The new Fresh Brothers Pizza in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch celebrated its opening by teaming up with Sage Canyon, Ashley Falls and Carmel Del Mar Elementary Schools for a “Pay What You Want” fundraiser. During the Nov. 1 event, families could order whatever they wanted off the menu and select their price with 100 percent of the proceeds goes back to the schools.

The pizza night raised funds for three local schools. (Korey Rowe)

A total of $7,259.98 was brought in to go toward equipment, school programs and more for these three Carmel Valley schools. These additional funds allow schools to provide students with technology upgrades, playground equipment, additional art classes, reading programs and more. The event was an example of how Fresh Brothers is committed to being a part of its local community.

Grubbin’ pizza for a good cause! (Korey Rowe)

Teresa Piner, Sage Canyon’s PTA president, said the money raised will support their goals for the school year.

“This year our funds will be supporting the school in various school site clubs, such as Math Club, Garden Club and Imagination Machine,” Piner said. “In addition to clubs, we also use the funds donated to support learning and motivational assemblies throughout the year and technology (iPads and Chromebooks) for those classrooms that would benefit from it.”

Jen Charat, Ashley Falls PTA president, said the donation will help the school enhance educational experiences and help build a sense of community.