Today’s Solutions: November 28, 2021

During the general election, we shared a story about a non-profit bringing pizza to hungry voters waiting in line. Now, we’ve got another patriotic pizza story for you. This time aptly named restaurant, We the Pizza, is delivering meals to the 20,000 National Guard troops protecting the Capitol ahead of today’s inauguration. 

The trend began with some members of Congress picking up pizzas from the nearby Pennsylvania Avenue location of the Washington D.C-based shop to feed the troops. Once the restaurant heard where the pizzas were headed, they offered to donate as many pizzas as they sold. They sent more than 100 last Wednesday and another 75 on Thursday and Friday. 

We the Pizza has also added an option to their website allowing customers to donate more pizzas to the National Guard for $12 per pie. Micheline Mendelsohn Luhn, the deputy CEO for the restaurant group that owns We the Pizza, has also orchestrated donations for additional meals from Buffalo & Bergen, Chiko, Maketto, the Duck and the Peach, District Doughnuts, Pizzeria Paradiso, and the Sticky Fingers bakery.

The initiative is certainly very popular. Spurred by images on social media of National Guard Troops sleeping on the floors of the Capitol building, Mendelsohn Luhn says We the Pizza is seeing its highest demand since March. 

Image source: We the Pizza

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