The Love Kitchen, a nonprofit traveling pizzeria operated by Little Caesars, rolled into the chain’s hometown of Detroit and fed hot meals to people in need during February and March.
According to the company, the mobile food truck provided meals at several Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries locations as well as at the Salvation Army, Central United Methodist Church, St. Patrick Center, SAY Detroit, Boys & Girls Club, Michigan Veterans Foundation, Capuchin Soup Kitchen and COTS.
During the two-month period, the food truck reportedly has served nearly 5,500 meals to Detroiters facing food insecurity.
“It’s important to us to reach out to the communities where we do business and help make a difference, especially in our hometown,” Little Caesars President and CEO David Scrivano said in a press release. “Food insecurity impacts many in our city, and the Love Kitchen helps to provide meals to those in need. We are proud to work together with our local franchisees and company-owned stores to be there for the people who need assistance and build on our legacy of community service.”
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The Love Kitchen, established in 1985, has served nearly 4 million people in the 48 contiguous states and four Canadian provinces, the company reported. All food and labor costs for the Love Kitchen’s meals are donated by local Little Caesars franchise owners and company regional offices.
Little Caesars is the No. 3 pizza chain in the U.S. in terms of sales, according to PMQ’s 2023 Pizza Power Report.