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West Kelowna pizza shop isn't letting people in need go to bed hungry

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August 15, 2020 - 2:28 PM

A West Kelowna pizza shop isn't letting those in need go hungry throughout the pandemic.

Pizzamoreh Artisan Pizzeria says if anyone is not working during the COVID-19 pandemic, or is unable to get food or necessities at this time, to send a message.

"Please don’t let yourself or your kids go to sleep with an empty stomach. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send us a private message. I am more than happy to help. I will drop and go. No one has to know and I will pretend it never happened. What's understood never has to be explained," reads the post which was published Aug. 11.

Additionally the pizza shop is hoping to make a positive impact around the community and has asked residents to give their feedback if they need help with something.

"Everyone needs help at some point," owner Dax Ross said, adding that he's been dealing with some mental health issues lately and is grateful that his business is able to keep going during the pandemic.

Ross has helped one family so far and said he wanted to help others and raise his own spirits.

This isn't the first time the pizza shop has taken a positive approach to a negative event.

In May, someone stole $2,000 worth of supplies out of their kitchen, but Ross had a unexpected reaction to the event.

"Maybe this guy needed the food more than we did, and maybe he needed to feed his family... and right now I'm going to forgive him," Ross said in a video posted to Facebook.

READ MORE: West Kelowna shop owner has unexpected reaction to theft of pizza supplies

- This story was updated at 4 p.m. Aug. 15 to include a comment from Ross.

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