Pizza Hut donating $70,000 to Food Banks Canada, 5,000 free pizzas to front-line workers
Published April 17, 2020 at 5:03 pm
Pizza Hut is helping Canadians who are struggling to put food on the table.
The pizza chain has donated, together with Taco Bell Canada and KFC Canada, $70,000 to Food Banks Canada, to help assist Canadians impacted by the pandemic.
Additionally, Pizza Hut announced it will be giving away 5,000 pizzas to front-line organizations, such as hospitals, clinics and fire stations, across the country.
“The health and safety of Pizza Hut Canada employees, delivery partners and customers is our number one priority. We continue to work closely with our franchisees to adapt our response to COVID-19, incorporating guidance from governments and leading health authorities, in order to safely continue to provide Canadians with the food they love” Tatiana Carrascal, president of Pizza Hut Canada, said in a news release.
“We also want to recognize and thank those front-line workers who continue to work tirelessly to keep Canadians safe and healthy during this time, which is why we’ve launched a free pizza service for these local heroes. On behalf of Pizza Hut Canada, we thank you,” she continued.
Further, due to an increase in demand, the pizza chain is hiring multiple positions at locations across the country, including in-store team members, supervisors, managers and delivery drivers/riders.
The full list of available positions is available online.
Moreover, in an effort to reduce person-to-person contact, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pizza Hut has implemented contactless delivery and pickup options, which involve:
- Delivery–upon arrival, Pizza Hut drivers will ring the doorbell without directly touching any surfaces, place the order on a small platform, designed to keep the food off the ground, step back 10ft, then collect delivery platform once customers are back inside.
- Carryout–upon arrival at their local Pizza Hut, customers will see their local stores contactless carry out instructions posted on the door. Store teams will follow all necessary measures to ensure a safe contactless experience.