Giving back to the frontline, Pizza Hut has partnered with St John New Zealand to provide essential fundraising support.
The community partnership was inspirited by Lynfield Pizza Hut owners, Harish and Hema, who gifted pizza to their local St John station for their relentless work in the community during the Covid-19 Lockdown. Moved by the initiative, the Pizza Hut New Zealand franchisee community are continuing to support the ambulant service beyond Lockdown.
National and local fundraising initiatives will start to commence, with all proceeds going towards new emergency ambulances and life saving equipment for frontline staff. Pizza Hut will also support St John with the delivery of its vital community programmes that help Kiwis build stronger, healthier and more resilient lives.
Customers will also benefit from the partnership, with Pizza Hut offering a ‘St John Meal Deal’, which includes free delivery and donates $1 from every meal sold to St John. St John staff will receive special Pizza Hut year-round discounts, vouchers, and catered events as a thank you for their work in the community.
Chief executive officer of Restaurant Brands, Arif Khan, says the team could not be prouder to team up with St John.
“The critical services that St John provides Kiwis continue to touch the lives of our friends and families, neighbours and colleagues in more ways than one.”
St John deputy chief executive, customers and supporters, Pete Loveridge, says St John are very grateful for the fundraising Pizza Hut is providing and the timing of the partnership couldn’t be more ideal.
“Pizza Hut helps us to deliver our essential services to New Zealanders, especially during this very busy and challenging summer season. This initiative will help us to keep our ambulances on the road and ensure we can continue to build resilient communities through our charitable health services.”
To kick the partnership off, this week Pizza Hut provided Christmas lunch for St John staff across the country, catering for nearly 400 employees and volunteers.