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LITTLE CAESARS LOVE KITCHEN SERVING FREE PIZZA TO NEEDY IN PRINCE GEORGE’S TUESDAY

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Hyattsville, MD – The Little Caesars Love Kitchen is coming to The Salvation Army Prince George County Corps in Hyattsville on August 23 to provide fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for approximately 600 people in need at area shelters.

A pizza kitchen on wheels, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the continental United States and Canada meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.

“The Love Kitchen was created to provide quality meals for people who need them,” said Little Caesars local franchisee Irfaan Lalani. “As a member of the area business community, it’s important to me to support people when they need it and help make the community stronger. I’m excited to support this program with food and staff to provide a quality meal for people who otherwise may not get one.”

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen has fed more than two million people in 48 states and four Canadian provinces. It has also responded to disasters such as the floods in North Dakota and Iowa, the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast area in 2008 and in 2005, the site of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 1995 Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. Established by Little Caesars in 1985, the Love Kitchen exemplifies Little Caesars’ strong tradition of giving back to America’s communities.

“We know that it’s important to reach out to the communities where we do business, and help make a difference,” said David Scrivano, president, Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. “As a family company, we are proud to work together with our local franchisees and company-owned stores to coordinate the vehicle, staff and food and to be there for people in Hyattsville who need assistance.”

Major Steve Morris, Area Commander of The Salvation Army National Capital region, said, “We are very thankful to Irfann Lalani and the Little Caesars Love Kitchen team for offering to provide these delicious and much needed meals to those in need living in Prince George’s County. It is our hope to bring smiles to the faces of these families currently receiving assistance from our partnering organizations. We are praying that this gesture will go a long way to helping them in their situations.”

Local Little Caesars franchise owners and company regional offices donate all food and labor costs for the Love Kitchen servings. An estimated 50,000 Little Caesars franchise owners and employees have volunteered their time over the years to support the program in their local communities.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Visit us on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook at keyword SalArmyDC.

About Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.

Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan, in 1959. Little Caesars, the fastest growing pizza chain, built more stores in the world in 2009 than any other pizza brand and today is the largest carry-out chain globally with restaurants on five continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. For the third year in a row, Little Caesars was named “Best Value in America”* of all quick-serve restaurant chains. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.

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LITTLE CAESARS LOVE KITCHEN SERVES FREE PIZZA TO NEEDY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen is rolling into The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Washington, DC to provide enough fresh Little Caesars pizza meals to feed nearly 600 people in need on August 22. The Salvation Army GRATE Patrol will distribute a great deal of the pizzas to those without a place to call home living on the streets of DC.

A pizza kitchen on wheels, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the continental United States and Canada meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors. 

“The Love Kitchen was created to provide quality meals for people who need them,” said Little Caesars local franchisee Richard Ruggiero. “As a member of the area business community, it’s important to me to support people when they need it and help make the community stronger. I’m excited to support this program with food and staff to provide a quality meal for people who otherwise may not get one.”

Major Steve Morris, Area Commander of The Salvation Army National Capital region, said, “We are very grateful to Mr. Ruggiero and the entire Little Caesars Love Kitchen team for providing those in need with these delicious and much needed meals.  Our hope is this will bring a smile to the faces of our clients with no place to call home and lighten their burden of wondering where their next meal will come from.”

In 2010, The Salvation Army GRATE Patrol provided over 54,000 nutritious meals to homeless men and women living on the streets of the nation’s capital. Created in 1985, the GRATE Patrol homeless outreach program brings help those without a place to live and call Washington’s streets home. The Salvation Army offers not only a nutritious meal to the clients, but employs a dedicated full time caseworker that helps them to find medical services and more.

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen has fed more than two million people in 48 states and four Canadian provinces. It has also responded to disasters such as the floods in North Dakota and Iowa, the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast area in 2008 and in 2005, the site of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 1995 Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. Established by Little Caesars in 1985, the Love Kitchen exemplifies Little Caesars’ strong tradition of giving back to America’s communities.

“We know that it’s important to reach out to the communities where we do business, and help make a difference,” said David Scrivano, president, Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. “As a family company, we are proud to work together with our local franchisees and company-owned stores to coordinate the vehicle, staff and food and to be there for people in Washington, D.C. who need assistance.”

Local Little Caesars franchise owners and company regional offices donate all food and labor costs for the Love Kitchen servings.  An estimated 50,000 Little Caesars franchise owners and employees have volunteered their time over the years to support the program in their local communities. 

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook at keyword SalArmyDC. 

About Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.

Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan, in 1959. Little Caesars, the fastest growing pizza chain, built more stores in the world in 2009 than any other pizza brand and today is the largest carry-out chain globally with restaurants on five continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. For the third year in a row, Little Caesars was named “Best Value in America”* of all quick-serve restaurant chains. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.

THE SALVATION ARMY IS CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Please join us in Doing the Most Good by volunteering to ring bells this month

Washington, DC – The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command and Giant Food of Landover, Md., together announced a summer “Need Knows No Season” giving campaign Tuesday morning. The Salvation Army is bringing its iconic Red Kettles to 50 neighborhood Giant Food grocery stores in the Greater Washington region. Bell ringers and red kettles will be in front of select Giant stores August 12 and August 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. and August 13 and August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In conjunction with Tuesday morning’s announcement, The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to help to ring bells in front of Giant Food locations in the Greater Washington area for the ‘Need Knows No Season’ summer giving campaign. Individuals and groups are urged to go to The Salvation Army’s website SalArmyDC.org for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or WordPress at keyword SalArmyDC.

Giant Food and The Salvation Army Host “Need Knows No Season” Campaign

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

August Promotion Prelude to Holiday Season Red Kettle Campaign

 

Landover, Md. (August 9, 2011) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. and The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command are together announcing a summer “Need Knows No Season” giving campaign. The Salvation Army will bring the iconic Red Kettle to 50 neighborhood Giant Food grocery stores in the Greater Washington region. Bell ringers and red kettles will be in front of select Giant stores August 12 and August 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. and August 13 and August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, Giant has announced it will support the 2011 Red Kettle Campaign this holiday season and welcome The Salvation Army in front of all 174 neighborhood Giant locations Monday through Saturday for eight hours a day. The 2011 Red Kettle Campaign will kick off on November 10, and bell ringers will begin fundraising November 11.

“Giant Food has a long history of supporting the communities we’re so privileged to serve, and we’ve been a proud partner of The Salvation Army for many of our 75 years,” said Don Sussman, interim president of Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We are proud to host the ‘Need Knows No Season’ giving campaign to benefit The Salvation Army and further their important work in our communities, especially as families and individuals continue to struggle in this difficult economic time. We’re confident the August campaign will be a success as well as a strong prelude to our 2011 holiday season partnership.”

In 2010 alone, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command served more than 62,000 individuals by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. The National Capital Area Command has assisted the community by providing food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.

“The Salvation Army is looking forward to partnering with Giant Food during this month’s summer giving campaign,” said Major Steve Morris, The Salvation Army’s National Capital Area Commander. “We hope our supporters will help by donating desperately needed funds, allowing the Army to provide assistance to people in need throughout the Greater Washington area. The Salvation Army is especially grateful to Giant for renewing full access to our red kettles in front of their stores for the upcoming red kettle campaign. News of this decision is truly a blessing; not only for the Army, but for the more than 62,000 people we serve throughout the year.”  

Earlier this year, in honor of Giant’s 75th anniversary, the neighborhood grocer presented The Salvation Army with $75,000 to further the work of Salvation Army divisions and corps across Giant’s operating area in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Delaware.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 174 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 174 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com 

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in communities nationwide. To receive help or make a donation, please visit www.SalArmyDC.org or call (800)-SAL-ARMY. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, YouTube and Picasa using keyword SalArmyDC.

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ONE DAY FOOD DRIVE COMES UP SHORT

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

ANNANDALE, VA – The Salvation Army’s One Day Food Drive held on July 30 came up short of what is needed to restock multiple pantries across the region. The event took place in front of The Salvation Army Family Store located along Little River Turnpike in Alexandria (VA.) National Capital Area food pantry shelves at many of the Command’s corps are running low and summer is a difficult time of year for donations.

The Salvation Army collected several hundred pounds of non-perishable food and other needed household items; however, this is far short of the one ton target that’s needed for distribution at eight of The Salvation Army’s food pantries across the area including Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.

“Typically, donations to our food pantries diminish in summer. Yet, the need remains constant for so many families who turn to The Salvation Army for help,” said Major Steve Morris, National Capital Area Commander.  “The extra cost of spiked electricity bills and additional childcare needs during the summer months really adds up quickly for families living paycheck to paycheck. These extra costs often mean having little money left over to put food on the table.  So, it’s our hope that the community will rally around this opportunity and donate one ton of food so we can help feed these struggling families.” 

Donations are being accepted at area Salvation Army Corps (offices.) Below is the preferred list of good still urgently needed:

  • Canned Meats, Beans, Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Canned Soups (Pop top can) 
  • Dry Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Dry Cereals
  • Diapers
  • Baby Food
  • Hygiene Products
  • Laundry Soap

 The Salvation Army works with families all year to help with many types of assistance and, as is the case in many instances, this includes meeting a family’s nutritional needs. Though the Army may be assisting a family with eviction prevention, through our case management process we often find the family is without groceries as well.

How to Help – Options

Anyone wishing to make a bulk donation should contact Liz O’Dell, Donation Drive and Volunteer Coordinator for the National Capital Area Command, at 202-756-3906.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress or Picasa using keyword SalArmyDC.