Little Caesars’ ‘big-rig pizza kitchen’ rolls up to Richmond’s Bay Area Rescue Mission

Little Caesars’ 'big-rig pizza kitchen' rolls up to Richmond's Bay Area Rescue Mission Tuesday

Little Caesars’ “big-rig pizza kitchen” rolled up to the Bay Area Rescue Mission on Macdonald Avenue Tuesday in order to feed about 300 people in need.

Since 1985, the pizza chain’s “Love Kitchen” program has been serving meals from wheels across the nation and Canada to locations where people are in need, from areas suffering poverty to communities ravaged by hurricanes and tornadoes.

Two big rigs equipped with pizza ovens travel year round, with two drivers assigned to each truck, officials told us Tuesday. The mobile units often fetch help from employees from a local eatery. On Tuesday, an employee from the El Sobrante Little Caesars helped deliver pies from the big rig to the Rescue Mission dining area, said Steve Lee, the nonprofit’s spokesperson.

Little Caesars contacted the Rescue Mission’s Chef Chris Dikes about the opportunity to serve its residents, Lee added. The residents have a lot on their minds, but they didn’t have to worry about lunch Tuesday, as they were served both cheese and pepperoni pizzas.

Meals served Tuesday benefited both folks receiving services from the Rescue Mission as well as those in need from the surrounding community.

The truck recently stopped through San Jose. It will next head to stops in Oakland and Berkeley.