Domino’s and its nationwide system of franchisees are banding together during the COVID-19 pandemic to do something they already do well every day: feed people pizza.
Domino’s stores throughout the Valley will donate 16,800 pizzas within their local communities, according to a press release.
“We realize that there is a great deal of hardship and uncertainty at this time,” Zach Halfmann, director of corporate operations in Phoenix, said in a prepared statement. “Domino’s wants to do whatever it can to help, and that means spreading a little bit of joy through pizza.”
Over 84 Domino’s stores throughout the Valley will each donate 200 pizzas as part of this national effort, so that hospitals and medical centers, schoolkids and their families, health departments, grocery store workers and others in need can have a meal.
Some of these pizzas will help feed over 2,000 frontline staff members working at five HonorHealth medical centers, including three in Scottsdale.
Others receiving pizza through Domino’s desire to feed the need are families receiving support from Child Crisis Arizona, which is working to help families put food on their tables for their children.
“We want to show how much we appreciate and support those who are in need of a hot meal, and those who are on the frontline, working to save lives,” Mr. Halfmann said. “We hope that this simple act will bring a small sense of normalcy and a smile to their faces.”
Together, Domino’s stores nationwide will donate more than 1.2 million pizzas, or about 10 million slices, across their communities.