Timber Pizza Company visits low-income neighborhoods to offer free lunches to anyone in need.

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D.C. Pizzeria Teams With Local Nonprofit to Feed the Hungry in ‘Eat Up!’ Campaign

Timber Pizza Company and Hearts of Empowerment are providing free lunches to local low-income families every Saturday throughout August.

Timber Pizza Company, a Washington, D.C. brick-and-mortar pizzeria with a mobile unit, has partnered with Hearts of Empowerment, a nonprofit in Arlington, Virginia, to feed low-income families in Alexandria, Virginia, for the remainder of August.

The “Eat Up!” campaign visits local neighborhoods on Saturdays and gives away free pizza lunches to people who are struggling in the COVID-19 economy. The campaign fed 98 families at Strawberry Square Apartments this past week, reports The Zebra. More free food will be offered at the Charles Houston Recreation Center on August 22 and Parkview Apartments on August 29.

Hearts of Empowerment provides assistance to other nonprofits that deal with hunger, cancer, the environment, Alzheimer’s disease, clean water issues and human rights, according to its website.

Timber Pizza Company co-founders Andrew Dana and Chris Brady (Timber Pizza Company / Instagram)

“As COVID-19 continues to affect the daily lives of members within our community, we look forward to continuing to serve under-resourced and marginalized neighborhoods of color,” Hearts of Empowerment explained on its website. “This project has the ultimate goal of assisting affordable housing communities by providing them a moment of relief through love [of] pizza.”

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Chris Brady and Andrew Dana founded Timber Pizza Company as a mobile pizzeria in May 2014. The Michelin Guide has praised the operation’s “flavorful cooking,” noting, “Those in the know order a half and half to explore the wide variety of pizzas. The D&D’s mix of za’atar, finely diced sweet peppers and garlic chips is inventively delicious, while The Hughes piles bacon, cherry tomatoes, jalapeños and basil atop a white cheese pie slathered with a subtle and sweet tomato sauce.”

Other pizzas on the Timber menu include The Bentley (provolone and mozzarella blend, cured chorizo, soppressata, Peruvian sweet peppers and spicy honey) and The Shirley (provolone, mozzarella, pesto drizzle, tomato drizzle, jalapeños, cured chorizo and onions).

According to its website, Timber Pizza Company sources many of its ingredients locally from suppliers like Owls Nest Farm, Dicot Farm and Little Red Fox, to name a few.