Now, that's amore!
Domino's is helping communities nationwide through the one way they know how—pizza, and lots of it. As part of their "Feed the Need" campaign, the pizza chain will be giving away 10 million slices of pizza to people and organizations at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The national effort will launch this week, with franchisees and company-owned stores aiming to donate 200 pizzas per community. Recipients include hospitals, grocery store employees, schoolchildren, and families, among many others who are struggling in the midst of the pandemic.
"We have a long history of feeding people during times of crisis and uncertainty. When we were looking at how we could help, we knew we could use the reach of our national brand to make a difference in thousands of local neighborhoods," said Domino's chief operating officer and president of the Americas, Russell Weiner in a press release.
Neighbors help neighbors. Which is why Domino’s stores across the nation are banding together to donate 10 million slices to help #feedtheneed in your neighborhoods.— Domino's Pizza (@dominos) April 6, 2020
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With over 6,000 locations across the United States, franchises will get to organize where they send the pizzas. The company also mentions many who have gone above and beyond the minimum effort by donating extra pizzas, hosting fun giveaways, and generally supporting their area during this unprecedented time. For example, a Memphis-area franchise is donating an extra 1,000 pizzas to their community, while a San Diego location is matching their donation.
"We take our responsibility seriously and we are honored that we can provide meals to those in need, as well as those who are working to save lives during this difficult time," said Jason Shifflett, Memphis -area Domino's franchisee. Now that's amore!
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