Jesus calls on us the give to those in need. Jesus commands us to give if we are asked. This isn’t optional.
Here is one family that takes it seriously. Imagine if we all were this generous. The results would be stunning.
Pizzerias make a lot of promises between having piping hot pies and making quick deliveries.
But one pizza shop in Fargo, North Dakota, is really delivering on its commitment to feed the homeless in its community. In just two years, it’s given away over 142,000 slices of pizza — and it all started with a note.
Jenny and Mike Stevens opened their Little Caesars Pizza franchise in May 2015 at 1020 19th Ave. N. in the north Fargo neighborhood. Four months later, the couple and their two adult daughters, Sunday Stevens and Paige Loftus, noticed that a man had been sitting outside of a nearby gas station for two hours.
“My daughters and I were looking out of the window and saying should we get him something,” Jenny told TODAY Food. “We brought him a pizza. He was so thankful and so gracious. Then we ended up doing it again for a different person. And again for a different person. And again for another person.”
By the summer of 2016, the couple realized that people were sometimes looking for pizza in the restaurant’s dumpster, so Mike put up a sign in the window:
“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, You’re a human being and worth more than a meal from a 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.”
Although the sign reads “a couple of slices,” Jenny told TODAY Food that “if someone comes in and they’re asking for our donation pizzas, we don’t give them a slice, we give them a whole pizza.”