According to the Associated Press, “Forget canned goods. The government of Trinidad is feeding flood victims with pizza.”

“Officials on Friday began distributing 10,000 vouchers for the national chain Mario’s Pizzeria to poor communities hit by flooding this week. ‘It is for the poor and needy,’ Social Development Minister Glenn Ramasharsingh said. ‘It’s heart-wrenching to see babies in the arms of mothers who have no homes to go to and don’t know where the next meal is coming from.’ Together with private-sector donations, the government is funding the $84,000 cost of buying the ingredients and boxes. Mario’s will also foot part of the bill.”

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