Little Caesars feeds needy in Bemidji
The Little Caesars Love Kitchen provided fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for about 225 people in need June 18 at People's Church in Bemidji.
A pizza kitchen on wheels, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the continental United States and Canada to feed the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.
The Little Caesars Love Kitchen has fed more than two million people in 48 states and four Canadian provinces. It has also responded to disasters such as the recent floods in North Dakota and Iowa, the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast area in 2008 and in 2005, the sites of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 1995 Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City.
Established by Little Caesars in 1985, the Love Kitchen exemplifies Little Caesars' strong tradition of giving back to America's communities.
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush awarded The President's Volunteer Action Award Citation to Little Caesars for its volunteers' contributions to the Love Kitchen. Little Caesars also received a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives for the Love Kitchen program under the Reagan administration. It has received a certificate of appreciation from the State of Michigan and was recognized by the Detroit City Council for its efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
Local Little Caesars franchise owners and company regional offices donate all food and labor costs for the Love Kitchen servings. An estimated 50,000 Little Caesars franchise owners and employees have volunteered their time over the years to support the program in their communities.