ALTON — The Little Caesars Love Kitchen rolled into Alton on Tuesday, May 5, to provide Little Caesars pizza meals for approximately 150 Boys & Girls Club children.
“The Love Kitchen was created to provide quality meals for people who need them,” Little Caesars franchisee Brian Campbell said. “As a member of the area business community, it’s important for us to support people when they need it and help make the community stronger. We’re excited to support this program with food and staff to provide a quality meal for people who otherwise may not get one.”
“We were thrilled to have the Love Kitchen come to the club,” said Al Womack, Boys & Girls Club of Alton’s executive director. “As the kids were getting off of the school buses, they were excited to see that big truck sitting in the parking lot. I personally appreciate Brian taking the initiative to make this happen, as well as the local Alton franchise for their contributions toward making this endeavor a success.”
The Love Kitchen has fed nearly 3 million people in 48 states and four Canadian provinces. It has also responded to tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as the site 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.
“We know that it’s important to reach out to the communities where we do business and help make a difference,” said David Scrivano, president and CEO of Little Caesars Inc. “As a family company, we are proud to work together with our local franchisees and company-owned stores to coordinate the vehicle, staff and food and to be there for the people in St. Louis who need assistance.”
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. An estimated 50,000 Little Caesars franchise owners and employees have volunteered their time over the years to support the program in their local communities.
For more information, visit www.LittleCaesars.com or call (313) 983-6000.