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As a thank you to healthcare and front-line workers across the country, Little Caesars, the global family-owned pizza chain, donated its millionth pizza on Friday, July 24. The charitable initiative kicked off in the company’s hometown of Detroit with a serving at the Detroit Medical Center and culminated in Detroit at Henry Ford Hospital.

“We are sincerely grateful to Little Caesars and Ilitch Charities for the generous donation to our healthcare workers in recognition of their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Wright Lassiter, III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. “This act of kindness from Little Caesars is reflective of the strong sense of community in Detroit, where organizations and community members have banded together to look out for one another during one of the most challenging times in our collective history.”

Over the past several months, one million pizzas have been donated to over 5,000 facilities in all 50 states, including in those areas most impacted from COVID-19.  

These donations were made possible by Little Caesars, its thousands of independent hard-working franchisees and their locally owned stores, and Ilitch Charities, a non-profit whose goal is to positively impact lives and empower communities.

Little Caesars also introduced the Pie it Forward program, enabling customers on the Little Caesars app to donate more than 250,000 additional Little Caesars Pizzas to the effort, bringing the total pizza contribution to healthcare front-line workers to just over 1.25 million.

“Our goal with this donation was to take care of the people who take such great care of us,” said Dave Scrivano, president and CEO of Little Caesars. “We’re thankful to all of our loyal customers and hardworking franchisees around the country who joined us in this effort.”

For a summary of where donations took place around the country and some of the key stories, visit OneMillionPizzas.LittleCaesars.com.