Homeless offered free pizzas over festive period

James Broderick of Little Italy Pizza Company. EMN-151224-122807001
James Broderick of Little Italy Pizza Company. EMN-151224-122807001

A Sleaford pizza parlour is showing Christmas spirit by offering free pizzas to homelss people over the festive period.

James Broderick, owner of the Little Italy Pizza Company on Carre Street, put the word out on Facebook last night (Wednesday).

He said: “If you know someone who is homeless or hungry this Christmas, please tell them to pop in to either of our branches between now and New Year’s Eve, and we’ll give them a free nine inch Margherita and a drink. Please give this a share, and hopefully we’ll be able to help a few people out this Christmas.”

He told The Standard later: “It is a nice time of year to help people out if you are in a position to do so.

“Normally we donate all the takings from Christmas Eve to charity but with quite a lot of outgoings this year we were unable to so I thought we would do something for the people most in need.”

He said they were relying on people to be honest about their situation. It is something I thought about last night and put it on Facebook to see what happens. It has been brought to teh attention of a local homeless charity so hopefully that will help someone.”

The Sleaford shop is open every evening from 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.