Being a homeless person without any income makes you struggle to feed yourself every single day. Sadly, sometimes it even means going through the garbage of the nearby restaurants looking for leftovers.
Unfortunately, this sight isn’t that uncommon because the number of people without a roof over their head in the United States is staggering. Although we as individuals can’t do much to change the general situation, we can always step in and offer as much as we can, just like the general manager of Little Caesar’s pizza place.
A homeless man was trying to find some food in the restaurant’s dumpster and instead of kicking him off the property, Michelle Lussier did something amazing.
The employees at the popular pizza chain knew the man already. He would stop by their bin from time to time and it lasted for a long time. He would grab some food scraps and leave. Whenever someone from the staff would go outside and offer something to eat he would hurry away in embarrassment.
After months of trying to help the man, the manager and the staffers posted a note in the window that read:
“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you’re a human being and worth more than a meal from the dumpster. Please come in during operating hours for a couple of slices of hot pizza and a cup of water at no charge.
No questions asked.”
Everyone at Little Caesar’s believed that any person out there should dine with dignity so they decided to offer them real pizza, hot and made just for them. So if they choose to, the homeless can get in and eat their meal in peace.
The restaurant also donates leftover pizza to the local food pantry and has a donation box inside the store that benefits the homeless in the area. Why toss perfectly good food when so many people in the world need it!
This is an amazing gesture. If there are more people like the manager and the staff of this pizza place, the world would be a happier place.
We are all human beings – and no bottom line should ever stop us from caring for one another.