A new idea came to General Manager, Michelle Lussier, after she noticed an ongoing problem: people were eating leftovers from the store dumpster. Lussier decided to approach the situation with a surprising solution, offering free slices of pizza inside the store.
She recognized that the homeless are human beings the same as everybody else, and deserve dignity, respect, and compassion.
The sign hung on the drive-through window reads:
“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you’re a human being and worth more than a meal from a dumpster. Please come in during operating hours for a couple slices of hot pizza and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked.”
In a video about the new policy, Lussier offers hope. Instead of merely “thoughts and prayers,” she offers something real: delicious pizza.
“DON’T FEEL EMBARRASSED IF YOU’RE HUNGRY AND YOU DON’T WANT TO DO WHAT OTHERS DO, YOU KNOW STAND ON THE CORNER FOR HANDOUTS,” SAYS LUSSIER.
“…YOU FEEL DOWN ABOUT THAT, YOU’RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME HERE AND GRAB A COUPLE SLICES.”
This restaurant is extending goodwill to the homeless. In return, they endear themselves to the community with some good public relations, earning well-deserved customer loyalty.
See the video from Valley News Live below: