Thirsty's Pizzeria & More in Gowanda, NY isn’t your typical pizzeria. While Thirsty’s main business is takeout, they also sell grocery items. As part of the Healthy Corner Store Initiative, we are working with the Cattaraugus County Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) to bring healthy options to corner stores in the rural areas. Thirsty’s will be our first healthy corner store outside of Buffalo, NY.
In addition to a cooler for fresh fruits and vegetables, our CHSC partners are providing baskets to hold fresh produce and a large chalkboard to price the healthy options. Thirsty's owner is excited for the changes in the store, stating that "I'm always willing to try something new!” As a former employee of Thirsty's, our counterpart, Katie Connors at CHSC, is also looking forward to the change.
On July 12th at 2pm, we will unveil the healthy options to the community at Thirsty’s Pizzeria & More. We will be working with the store owner to assist in providing additional education and support.