Kamloops residents can help fund the much-needed programs and services at the Mustard Seed by grabbing a slice of pizza next week.
From March 15 to March 21, $5 from every $30 purchase at the local Pizza Now will go to The Mustard Seed Kamloops during the store’s inaugural YKA Pizza Week.
“Kamloops has been awesome to me over the years and have provided me the opportunity to give back to those that need the help. I want to make this an annual event so I can give back as much as possible,” Pizza Now president Rocky Hunter said.
Additionally, customers can purchase a $2 pizza slice certificate in advance of YKA Pizza Week at Pizza Now or at The Mustard Seed’s Thrift Store, downtown at 342 Seymour St.
Half the proceeds from each certificate sold goes directly to The Mustard Seed and purchasers can redeem the certificate for a slice at Pizza Now’s 1415 Hillside Drive location in Dufferin.
“Rocky has never hesitated to step up and do more than his share when it comes to donating to The Mustard Seed Kamloops,” said Kelly Thomson, managing director for The Mustard Seed. “We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of his YKA Pizza Week fundraiser because the funds donated will remain here in Kamloops and will go a long way in helping support and build our programs and initiatives to help many in our community.”
As YKA Pizza Week coincides with spring break for most schools within School District 73, Pizza Now is also thanking teachers by offering them free 12-inch pizzas during YKA Pizza Week with proof of a teacher’s certificate.
The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. Its outreach centre is downtown at 181 West Victoria St.