The students of Meadows Elementary were in for a fun lunchtime treat recently when the Little Caesars Love Kitchen pulled up outside their school.
to the efforts of Little Caesars franchise owner Darren Knox and community
volunteer Phil Ritchey, the Love Kitchen was able to make a special stop the
school. The Love Kitchen is an 18-wheeler that boasts a full kitchen and travels
around the country making pizzas for those in need. When Ritchey and Knox heard
that the truck would be in the area, they teamed
up to bring it to Meadows Elementary. Knox's employees worked on the truck to
make 100 pizzas for the students before the truck departed to Des Moines, Iowa
to feed the homeless later in the day.
According to the Little Caesars
website, the Love Kitchen has been traveling the U.S. and Canada since 1985 and
has fed more than 2 million people. It often visits the sites of natural
disasters, supporting people when they need it most.
Knox, who owns many
Little Caesars restaurants in Kansas, was more than happy to provide support and
ingredients so that the Meadows students could have a special treat. "We really
enjoy being able to give back to the community," he said.
In addition to
fresh pepperoni pizza, the children also enjoyed a visit from officers from the
Topeka Police Department, who passed out stickers and smiles.
Thank you to
all who worked to make this special lunch happen!!