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Irvine, CA (January 19, 2021) – In honor of a beloved Italian colleague, Mangia, Inc. made a special donation in October 2020 to support the Il Pomodoro Buono Per Te, Buono Per La Ricerca (The Tomato, Good for You, Good for Research) campaign, which was organized by ANICAV, the Italian Association of Canned Vegetable Industries, and the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi to support childhood cancer research, specifically childhood leukemia.

To support this vital research, Mangia, Inc. purchased sample packs of imported Italian tomatoes to pay it forward and spread the word for a cause near to the company’s heart.  Visitors to the Mangia, Inc. website at can receive a complimentary sample pack with no purchase necessary between now and March 1, 2021, or while supplies last. This gift includes one can each of Italian Whole Peeled Tomatoes, Chopped Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes (Pomodorini), as well as a recipe brochure and tomato seed packet.

As a member of ANICAV, and part of the Italian Tomato Industry, Mangia, Inc. is dedicated to supporting charitable initiatives both domestically and globally. This donation to the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi to assist in childhood cancer research is one way that Mangia, Inc. actively demonstrates its support and continues to honor its Italian roots.  By offering this giveaway their goal is to raise awareness of childhood leukemia, and the vital research done by the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi globally to help find a cure. For more information about the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi or to donate, visit

About Mangia, Inc.™ and Carmelina Brands

Mangia, Inc. ™ is the producer and importer of Carmelina Brands®, which includes Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes and Carmelina Brands® Italian Beans. Mangia, Inc. is headquartered in Southern California with a complete product line that is naturally produced and imported direct from Italy.  Mangia, Inc. currently maintains six warehouses in key regions of North America to support its customers.  Mangia, Inc. takes pride in producing superior ingredients that are all-natural and preservative-free, with no added citric acid, calcium chloride, EDTA, salt or sugars. Carmelina Brands’ complete product line is also Non-GMO Project Verified, OU Kosher and gluten-free. With one of the cleanest ingredient statements on shelf, Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano Italian Tomatoes and Carmelina Brands Italian Beans offer chefs and families quality ingredients that they can feel good about bringing to the table.  Products are available in retail, foodservice and industrial sizes. Private label also available. For more information, contact: [email protected], call Toll-Free (866) 462-6442, or visit