A GENEROUS local restaurant ensured that young people at YMCA Humber’s Peaks Lane Housing Project enjoyed a ‘pizza’ the action this Easter.
La Bella, based in Cleethorpes Market Place, donated over 30 items from their menu, including pizzas, garlic bread and chips, to a special celebration night at the Peaks Lane site.
Over 35 young people tucked into the delicious donations and it was all thanks to one of the support workers at the Grimsby-based housing project.
Peter Holroyd, 29, organised the evening, with help from La Bella owner Yaz Abu-Hassan and his mother Maha.
Mr Abu-Hassan said: “It is not the size of someone’s bank account that matters; it is their willingness to share and help others in the community who need it the most.
“I am happy that we had this opportunity to give back to the community and look forward to working with YMCA Humber in the future.”
And have a good time they did, anyway you slice it, the pizzas went down a storm.
Shannon, 18, lives in the project and spoke about how much she enjoyed the evening.
“You would take going out for a pizza for granted normally,” she stated.
“But when you do not have a lot of money and you are struggling to make ends meet, as well as look for a job, it becomes a luxury that you can’t afford.
“So it was really nice of La Bella to donate the food to us because it has brought us together as a group and help develop friendships, as well as giving us a nice treat!”
Peter was so taken by the generosity of Yaz and Maha that he penned this poem:
Twas the hour before Pizza, when all through the house
Not a soul was stirring, not even a mouse.
The residents were hungry by the door waiting with care,
In hopes that La Bellas Pizza would soon would be there.
The residents were watching the movie afraid to turn their heads,
While visions of scrumptious donated food danced in their heads.
When out on the car park there arose such a clatter,
Everyone sprang from their chairs to see what was the matter.
Away to the window they flew like a flash,
They could see the pizza and chips, it was a massive stash.
He added: “The pizzas were cooked with the most delicious toppings we could ask for.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous donation and more than happy with the first class service we received.”