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Atlantic province's pizza restaurants spread kindness

Jaco’s Pizza makes kids smile with a warm meal


Joshua Group is an organization that supports underprivileged children in Saint John, NB. Since their centre has closed due to distancing regulations and kids can therefore no longer visit, local restaurant Jaco’s Pizzeria decided to bring the smiles to them!

Owner Jaco Khoury has generously cooked up and delivered dozens of large pizzas to the children and families of Joshua Group, so they still feel supported and cared for during a challenging time.



Beamer’s A1 Pizza shares the love


Due to social distancing measures and dining room closures, Beamer’s A1 Pizza in Summerside, PEI originally had to close completely. However, due to a tidal wave of support from their customers, they decided to set up a contactless delivery service to keep their business rolling.

They decided to channel the love they received from their community into a generous donation, delivering 30 free pizzas to the Summerside hospital (in partnership with a local auto sales company). Now that’s what we call paying it forward!



Pzza.Co shares tips and free pies


Pzza.Co in Halifax, Nova Scotia is supporting some of society’s most essential workers in two different ways. First, they sent 60 large pizzas to the Victoria General Hospital “on the house,” and they’ve also been offering health care workers 50% off their menu: a warm, comforting meal at a significantly reduced price. It’s kindness in action!

Over on social media, Pzza.Co is continuing to do their part, creating posts encouraging people to stay safe and sharing helpful tips. To top things off, they’re also offering contactless pick-up and delivery to keep both their staff and their customers out of harm’s way. Keep up the awesome work, Pzza.Co!



Sorrento's Pizza stands with its community


Sorrento’s Pizza in Corner Brook, Newfoundland is showing everyone what it means to be a positive ray of sunshine. In light of recent events, they have started a “random act of kindness” board at their restaurant: people can call in and choose a menu item they want to offer to an essential worker, then leave a thank-you message that will be sent along with the meal. Each person’s kind words will also be displayed on the board – a living thank-you card to Corner Brook’s dedicated workers!

Other shops in town have since started similar initiatives. When Sorrento’s first got the idea, they never imagined that it would end up being so community-driven, with support from so many local individuals and businesses.



Peter's Pizza & Golden Foods supports firefighters


Fight fire with … pizza! Peter’s Pizza, which has been a Mount Pearl, Newfoundland staple since 1975, has been fuelling the local fire department with free pizzas. The firefighters have been enjoying Peter’s famous “old world” style pies – the same tried and true recipes that have been handed down through the family for generations.

We genuinely admire the community spirit and fierce generosity of local shops just like Peter’s Pizza, and how they are opening their hearts to essential workers without hesitation. Food has an exceptional ability to build bridges between people from all walks of life, so we tip our hat to this restaurant and the many others who are feeding front-line staff in their time of need.



Pizza House gives locals a helping hand


Pizza House – a restaurant located in Paradise, Newfoundland – has been a bright spot in their community: starting in mid-March, they have been offering 50% off all regular pizzas for every single customer. They understand that many people are experiencing a financial crunch due to the current state of affairs, so they wanted to make it easier than ever for people to enjoy a nice, warm meal or feed their families.

Pizza House has also been a ray of sunshine for local front-line workers in the community, supplying them with free pies while they’re hard at work saving lives and keeping essential services up and running. They’re uplifting their community, one slice at a time.