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Kamloops family business cooking pizza for wildfire evacuees

Pizza Now in Kamloops enjoy donating pizzas to to help fee people in the community.
Pizza Now in Kamloops enjoy donating pizzas to to help fee people in the community.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Rocky Hunter

A family who has been donating pizza pies by the hundreds for various causes in Kamloops have been working long days recently to help feed wildfire evacuees.

Rocky Hunter, his wife and son own Pizza Now. Hunter says his family has always been heavily involved in the community, which is the reason they started the business venture at the beginning of this year.

"We love being a part of the community," Hunter said. "I was in the pizza business for 34 years and retired three years ago. My son grew up in pizza stores and last summer he asked to start up a company with me. Donating pizza is a great way to get involved with others and help support those in need."

Rocky said his family has donated 140 pizzas to the wildfire evacuees at the Pow Wow Arbour in recent weeks, along with making regular donations to charities. 

"We have been down there twice," he said. "A couple of weeks ago we did the first hundred and the other day we did another forty."

The family also regularly supplies pies at The Mustard Seed, and will be at the curling rink later this month with pizza for homeless people. They have been donating pizzas to the Lighthouse Project - a group of volunteers who help those living on the streets of Kamloops - for over 10 weeks.

"We are open to helping any charitable organization and we can afford to because we have awesome customers," Rocky said.

Pizza Now is located in Kamloops's Aberdeen neighbourhood and operates as a pick-up or drive-thru service.

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