Little Caesars' Love Kitchen is a roving, diesel powered pizzeria that has traveled in 48 states and has served hot meals to over two million hungry people in need! And on a cold winter day in downtown Louisville, the eighteen-wheeled Love Kitchen prepared hundreds and hundreds of hot cheese and pepperoni pizzas to the women, men, and children of Wayside Christian Mission.
Before lunchtime, the pizza kitchen on wheels parked across the street from Wayside Christian Mission's Emergency Shelter on Jefferson Street. On the other side of the street, our pizza-hungry resident clients patiently waited for the fresh hot pizzas to arrive! They did not have long to wait, for the Love Kitchen and the Little Caesars' crew worked magic! No one walked away hungry! Our friends from Little Caesars made certain of that!
Local franchisee Dan Michalak said, "As a member of the area business community, it's important to me to support people when they need it and help make the community stronger. I'm excited to support this program with food and staff to provide a quality meal for people who otherwise may not get one."
Established by the company in 1985, the Little Caesars' Love Kitchen was on the scene during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 2001 terroristic assault against the World Trade Center buildings in New York. The Love Kitchen is dispatched during times of natural disasters, too. This road bound pizza kitchen has also crossed into Canada on numerous occasions. Two million Americans and Canadians have benefited from the generosity of some 50,000 Little Caesar franchise owners and their employees.
To the "Pizza! Pizza!" people, we say, "Thank you! Thank you!"
During the cold winter season, more women, men, and families are turning to us for help. The needs of our impoverished neighbors are great. We depend upon the help of our corporate friends and, of course, our local volunteers and financial donors who see that the work of Wayside Christian Mission continues year after year. Right now, please take a moment to donate online or send us a check. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 7249 Louisville, KY 40257-0249. People are cold and hungry. Will you help us help them?