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Nonprofit and Pizza Company Team to Provide Free Meals in Alexandria

Pizza lunch will be provided to low-income families this Saturday at Charles Houston Rec Center. (Photo courtesy Hearts of Empowerment)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Hearts of Empowerment, an Arlington non profit, has teamed up with Timber Pizza Company to provide food to low-income families in neighborhoods throughout the Metro area. Timber Pizza Company, a D.C.-based mobile pizza shop, will provide free pizza at stops in Alexandria for the next two weeks.

Last week, the duo stopped at Strawberry Square Apartments and provided lunch for 98 families.

Both companies empathize with the hardships communities are experiencing right now because of COVID-19, and the “Eat Up! Campaign” is seen as a way to help residents..

“As COVID-19 continues to affect the daily lives of members within our community, we look forward to continuing to serve under-resourced and marginalized neighborhoods of color,” reads a statement on the Hearts of Empowerment website. “This project has the ultimate goal of assisting affordable housing communities by providing them a moment of relief through love [of] pizza.”

“Eat Up!” Saturdays are made possible with funding from ACT for Alexandria. The next event will take place on August 22 at Charles Houston Recreation Center. August 29 is the final event at Parkview Apartments. Orders will be taken starting at 1:00 p.m. and will be honored while supplies last.

These events occur in strict accordance with state health guidelines. Masks are required and a distance of six feet between customers must be maintained. Once people receive their meals, they will have to leave the event space and enjoy off-site.

Charles Houston Rec Center is located at 901 Wythe Street.

For more information about the “Eat Up! Campaign,” click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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