Trinidad offers 10K free pizzas to flood victims
Port-of-Spain: Forget canned goods. The government of Trinidad is feeding flood victims with pizza.
Officials have began distributing 10,000 vouchers for the national chain Mario`s Pizzeria to poor communities hit by flooding this week.
"It is for the poor and needy," Social Development Minister Glenn Ramasharsingh said. "It`s heart-wrenching to see babies in the arms of mothers who have no homes to go to and don`t know where the next meal is coming from."
Together with private-sector donations, the government is funding the USD 84,000 cost of buying the ingredients and boxes.
Mario`s will also foot part of the bill.
"We are simply showing appreciation to the citizens ho have supported the company for the past 30 years," said ichard Harford, managing director of Mario`s.
Heavy rains that pounded the flat central and southern parts of the island have left dozens of people homeless and affected thousands more.
Previous flood response efforts have focused on donations of canned goods and other essentials.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance just a compulsion for Akhilesh Yadav?
- UP polls: When fans played spoilsport for SP star campaigner Dimple Yadav
- Have political parties diverted from development agenda in UP elections?
- Pakistan cancels licenses of weapons issued to Hafiz Saeed and his aides
- DNA: How India became world's largest arms importer
- BMC election 2017 results LIVE: Shiv Sena leads in 94 seats, BJP ahead in 56; counting underway
- BMC exit poll: BJP predicted to score big in neck-and-neck battle with Shiv Sena
- How Kashmiris use children for 'meri jaan Pakistan' type 'freedom struggle' - WATCH
- Maharashtra Civic Results 2017 LIVE: Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam offers resignation; Shiv Sena ahead in BMC polls
- Thane Municipal Corporation Elections 2017 Results LIVE: Counting underway; Shiv Sena leads the race