By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice on January 28, 2021
The owners of Slice Pizzeria are showing their appreciation for local first responders and other essential workers who have been instrumental throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering free pizza to them over the next several months.
Elizabeth Cubler, who co-owns the Kill Devil Hills pizzeria along with Enrico Amodei and Jeremiah Stewart, said that on Jan. 6, Slice began delivering to two such organizations each Wednesday and Friday and will continue to do so through March.
Cubler estimates that between Jan. 7 and March 31, Slice will deliver 275 free pizzas to about 52 different organizations or departments on the Outer Banks. If you’re wondering, those pizzas come in two varieties — cheese and pepperoni.
At the beginning of each week, the owners call the organizations they plan to deliver to in order to get a head count so they know how many pizzas to deliver. With the delivery comes a Thank You card signed by Slice employees.
“We wanted to thank them for risking their life and health during this time,” said Cubler. Those organizations on the list for pizza lunches include the OBX Hospital, local municipalities including police, public works and fire departments. The Dare County Health and Human Services, Dominion Power, grocery stores and Urgent Care centers are also slated to get a visit by Slice over the next few weeks.
Cubler said that since opening its doors in 2008, Slice has been committed to giving back to the community through sponsorships and other community programs. The owners, since they weren’t able to do as much charitable work last year due to the pandemic, were looking for other ways to give back to the community.
“We were looking for a way to say thank you and show we are grateful for the dedication and sacrifices they make every day,” she said. “They are the true heroes and they support us all year long.”