Published 12 January 2021
by Harriet Prior
Despite going through the most challenging time the hospitality industry has ever faced, many businesses have continued to step up to support the community throughout the pandemic. With the free school meal packages yesterday condemned for being ‘woefully inadequate’, Pizza Pilgrims announced its timely partnership with Samaritans to help feed those in need.
They will be working together to send 1,000 free pizza in the post kits to the vulnerable, whether that’s somebody shielding or living alone. 250 pizzas will be donated each week, and you can nominate someone you think deserves a free pizza by visiting the Pizza Pilgrims x Samaritans page here.
Samaritans receive a call every 7 seconds, and as January is a particularly difficult month this year, there will be an option to add a 50p donation when sending a pizza in the post to central London Samaritans charity. All profits from the sales of ‘Pizza & love’ t-shirts which launched this week will also be donated.
The funds will ensure that there is always someone to talk to for those in need of emotional support. “Over lockdown our Pizza in the Post kits have been a great way to create a sense of occasion in the home, and we have seen an increasing number of our customers connecting virtually and creating their own pizza cook along classes” says co-founder James Elliot. “We’re proud to continue our work with Samaritans and support the central London branch with this fundraising initiative.”