A Little Caesars restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota is capturing hearts and feeding the hungry with a new policy they posted with a sign in their window.
A new idea came into General Manager, Michelle Lussier after she detected a continuing problem: people were eating leftovers out of the shop dumpster. Lussier chose to approach the problem with a surprising solution, offering free slices of pizza within the store.
She recognized the displaced are human beings the same as everyone else and deserve dignity, respect, and empathy.
The sign hung on the drive-through window reads:
“To the individual going through our garbage to their next meal, you are a human being and worth more than a meal by a skip. Please come in during working hours to get a few pieces of pizza and a cup of water free of cost. No questions asked.”
In a movie about the new policy, Lussier provides hope. Rather than only”thoughts and prayers,” she offers something real: delicious pizza.
“Do not feel ashamed if you're hungry and you do not need to do what others do, you understand stand on the corner for handouts,” says Lussier.
“. . .You feel down about this, you are more than welcome to come here and catch a couple of pieces.”
According to Valley News Live, the restaurant also donates leftover pizza into the local food pantry and has a donation box within the shop that benefits the homeless in the region.
This restaurant is extending goodwill to the homeless. In return, they endear themselves to the community with a few fantastic public relations, making well-deserved client loyalty.
What a wonderful gesture! If more people thought and behaved like the direction of the restaurant I have no doubt we would shape a better world. Please, share this story if you agree — you might inspire someone out there!