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Franco Manca Offers Pizza to Homeless Shelters and Food Banks

By December 31, 2018June 2nd, 2019No Comments
Franco Manca is offering free pizza to those who need it most as temperatures drop in the UK ( Franco Manca )

Franco Manca is offering free pizza to those who need it most as temperatures drop in the UK
( Franco Manca )

The weather in the UK is set to become incredibly harsh over the coming days, with reports that the country may be facing its coldest week in five years.
For people who are sleeping rough on the streets, struggling to cope with freezing temperatures is made even harder by constant hunger.
That’s why Franco Manca is offering free pizza to those who are most in need of some sustenance and warmth.
The pizzeria, famed for its popular sourdough-based pizzas, is going to be running the scheme across all of its 41 restaurants nationwide.
Charitable organisations, homeless shelters and foodbanks can organise pizza collections free of charge by contacting Franco Manca at askus@francomanca.co.uk.
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There is a limit of 100 pizzas per day for each branch of the restaurant.
However, this initiative will no doubt benefit a number of people across the country who would otherwise have very little support as they prepare to face the freeze.
One out of every 200 people in Britain is homeless, according to statistics released by homeless charity Shelter last November.
With a total of 300,000 people currently classified as homeless in Britain, chief executive of Shelter Polly Neate believes that more needs to be done to help them get back on their feet.
“We will do all we can to make sure no one is left to fight homelessness on their own,” she said.
“But we cannot achieve this alone; we urgently need the public’s support to be there for everyone who needs us right now.”
In April last year, Franco Manca announced that it would be opening a new restaurant in Salina, north of Sicily.
Their aim was to train Italian pizzaiolos who could then come to work in the UK.
See Original Article at Independent.co.uk