Holding a bachelor of arts in marketing and business administration from Richard Stockton University of New Jersey, Brian Petruzzi has served as the CEO and founder of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Galloway, New Jersey, for the past three years. Outside of his work as an entrepreneur and business owner, Brian Petruzzi supports the efforts of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
During the spring and summer months of 2017, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission called upon its supporters to help the organization with the purchase of new ovens and other updates to its kitchen facilities, something officials say they desperately need to keep up with the demand of providing meals to people in the area who are homeless and less fortunate. According to the director of development, Howard Hirsch, the mission helps provide food to more than 500 people each day.
The estimated cost of the new ovens and the renovation comes in at around half a million dollars, according to Hirsch. Only two of the mission’s eight ovens are currently operational, and even those don’t work when they are set below 400 degrees. The mission hopes it can bring in enough money over the year through fundraising activities to cover the cost, but Hirsch says any donation will be helpful.
With a bachelor of arts in marketing and business administration, Brian Petruzzi became the CEO and founder of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Galloway, New Jersey in 2014. In this capacity, he oversees the daily operations of the business and implements social media marketing for corporate and franchise locations. In spite of his busy schedule, Brian Petruzzi also finds time to support charitable ventures, including the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission strives to meet the needs of the disadvantaged in the community by providing food, shelter, clothing, and counseling. The organization also offers programs to help homeless people and those recovering from addiction to get back on their feet. One such program is the Work Readiness Program. Those who have been unemployed for a long period of time often have more difficulty finding work, so the Work Readiness Program was instituted to allow them to work for 120 days in the Mission doing various jobs such as cooking, cleaning, or office work.
There are also daily classes set up for Bible study, learning life skills, and managing money. After completing the program, graduates may move on to transitional housing and other employment or other programs offered by the Mission.