Little Caesars to Donate And Deliver 1 Million Pizzas to Hospital Workers, First Responders

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Little Caesars to Donate And Deliver 1 Million Pizzas to Hospital Workers, First Responders

By Anna Wolfe - 04/06/2020

Little Caesars will donate and deliver one million pizzas to healthcare workers and first responders across the country over the coming weeks.  The pizzas will be donated to hospitals, police departments and fire departments starting April 7 and will continue to be delivered throughout the following weeks.  The initiative kicks off at the Detroit Medical Center in the company's hometown of Detroit, an area that has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 virus in recent weeks. 

The 1 million pizzas could serve up to 4 million meals to front-line medical and first responder professionals at hospitals throughout the country.  This donation is made possible by Little Caesars, its thousands of independent franchisees and their locally owned stores, and Ilitch Charities, a non-profit whose goal is to positively impact lives and empower communities.

"Hospital staff and first responders are working around the clock to help keep us safe and healthy, and they are true heroes," says President and CEO of Little Caesars, Dave Scrivano. "As a family company, we want to thank all of them in the best way we know how - by delivering a wholesome meal."

Donate via Mobile App

Starting April 13, when customers use the Little Caesars app or order on LittleCaesars.com, they will also have the opportunity to "Pie it Forward" by donating a pizza to their nearby hospitals, police, and fire departments at checkout. The customer-donated pizzas will be served locally by Little Caesars franchisees during the weeks that follow. 

Little Caesars, a MURTEC Breakthrough Award winenr, recently announced contactless options for both delivery and carry-out through the Little Caesars app.  Pizzas are baked in 475-degree ovens to ensure food safety and never touched after baking. The chain has also reinforced cleanliness and sanitization procedures, increasing the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces including door handles, glass, countertops, Pizza Portal surfaces, phones, and cash registers.