Just a few months after they opened their Little Caesars in Fargo, North Dakota, Jenny and Mike Stevens noticed that sometimes, people would go through trash outside of their restaurant looking for food.
One day, they decided to offer one man a slice. A few days later they did the same to a another person. Fast forward a couple of years, the family now offers free pizza to anyone who would ask for it. They also work with three homeless shelters and deliver boxes of pizza there every week.
They even put up a sign saying :
"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."
Mike passed away back in 2017, but Jenny and their two daughters have kept the program going in honor of her husband. As of October 2018, they’ve served over 142,000 slices of pizza worth more than $70,000.
“We just do it because it seems like the right thing to do.", Jenny said.