Disastrous wildfires have devastated Northern California, destroying over 5,700 properties and leaving 90,000 families with just the clothes on their backs. As evacuation centers fill up, people have been left with limited food, water, and clothes. Pizza Guys wanted to help change that.
When the news hit about the fires, the owner of the Petaluma and Napa Pizza Guys locations, acted fast by donating over 1,000 slices of pizza to the evacuees at Napa Valley College and the Guerneville Veterans’ Hall, ensuring everyone had something to eat that night.
“Food is what keeps everyone going. Whenever there’s a crisis we want to be there to help. It was nice to bring comfort to those who were in a moment of great need," says Scott, owner of Pizza Guys Petaluma and Napa.
Next, Pizza Guys headed to Windsor High School with one hundred pizzas in tow, feeding evacuee families an enjoyable hot meal.
In the neighboring town of Vacaville, the new owners of Vacaville Pizza Guys partnered with River Oaks Apartments to aid evacuees with shelter and food. River Oaks Apartments accommodated evacuee families by providing them with thirty days free in their spacious units. Pizza Guys also donated a free large pizza to every family for their first night in their new temporary homes.
Pizza Guys president and CEO Shahpour Nejad says, “Our very own team members and store owners live and work in the communities that were ravaged by fire. Our neighbors support us and we feel it is our duty and honor to support them during these challenging times.”