Chocolate Pizza Company is located in Central New York and known for its gourmet chocolate specialities. The segment features Connor Novak, the 16-year-old high school student working at the business, which is owned by his older brother Ryan Novak. Connor and his friends also employed at the chocolatier founded a program called “Everyone Deserves Chocolate.”
The business donates the chocolate and the students volunteer their time to make, package and distribute sweet treats to people in need. Connor and team completed their first project handcrafting 250 swirled Easter eggs and solid chocolate bunnies on the Chocolate Pizza Company production floor to give to their local food banks. To serve more residents in need, Chocolate Pizza Company will donate these Easter chocolates to two different area food banks. Participating students are already planning their next donation effort, Mother’s Day chocolate treats in May.
According to Connor, the project is about bringing chocolate and community service together for families in need.
“We know it’s just a small contribution but the food bank was excited to receive it and every little bit can help,” he said. “My friends and I thought that if we could make some unique chocolate treats and donate them to our local food bank then we could make Easter a little nicer for less fortunate families.”
Chocolate Pizza Co. owner Ryan Novak explains how unique this donation is because it puts something on the shelves of area food banks that people would not expect but really appreciate.
“When my younger brother approached me with the idea, I thought it would be an amazing idea for the company to support and something he and I could be part of together,” Ryan Novak said. “I started as a dishwasher when I was 15 years old and that work experience was important to me. I make a point to give young people a job and I find they are motivated, hard working and always thinking of ways to help in the community.”
Check out Chocolate Pizza Company for the Easter treats like its signature and trademarked Chocolate Pizza® and Peanut Butter Wings® and feel good purchasing from a chocolate business that gives back.
Congrats Chocolate Pizza Company!