Virginia Stores Holiday Give Back
Thirty Richmond, Va., Pizza Hut restaurants coordinated and executed a month-long holiday food drive collecting items to feed the area’s homeless. The restaurants delivered the food to Central Virginia’s Food Bank on Christmas Eve.
“Giving back is a key ingredient of Pizza Hut’s Heart of the Hut recipe, and through these teams’ great efforts, we were able to donate about 650 pounds of food, which equals about 1,300 meals,” Brent Bernard, manager of NPC’s Virginia region, said. “Way to get involved in your local community and support those in need!”
Rasheed Alford, AGM of the Tri-Cities, led the charge and teamed up with FeedMore, Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen.
“We’re proud of the way our restaurants get involved in the community, and this is a great example of the work they do to support those in need,” Bernard said.
In addition to the outstanding job our Richmond, Va., teams did donating 650 pounds of food to their local food banks, our Hampton Roads teams deserve a huge thank you for their outstanding efforts in another Give Back initiative.
Pizza Hut restaurants in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg joined forces to coordinate and execute a holiday shoe drive for the homeless. The restaurants collected new and gently worn shoes in partnership with THRIVE Peninsula’s Walk a Mile in Their Shoes campaign.
The 40 Hampton Roads Pizza Hut restaurants gathered and donated about 700 pairs of shoes and 100 coats, which will be distributed to needy members of the community as well as impoverished people in other countries. Goff Cash, Area General Manager for NPC, coordinated this effort.
“Giving back to our local communities is an important part of what we do,” Brent Bernard said.
Restaurant General Manager Lynette Robertson and her team, Team Monticello in Norfolk, Va., and Restaurant General Manager Nick Glenn along with his team, Team Jefferson in Newport News, worked hard to collect the most shoes.
“Geoff and all of the teams who participated gave back in an amazing way,” Bernard said.