Thursday, June 11, 2009

Barefoot Friday: Shoes, Socks and...Pizza?

Over 3,000 pairs of free shoes and socks were handed out to people in downtown Portland last Friday. They also received free food, something no other city has done during Barefoot Week.

Delivered Dish, a Portland restaurant delivery service, provided free pizzas and doughnuts to hungry people as they finished their wait in line.

"This was an important way for us to provide a different kind of service to the people of Portland,” said Greg Trombley, Partner at Delivered Dish. "We love to get involved with events like this that benefit local people."

Volunteers from Delivered Dish also helped with the set up and clean up of Barefoot Friday in the North Blocks.

"It was a blessing to have Delivered Dish on hand to feed all these people," stated Chris Carmichael, the Director of Communications at Soles4Souls. "People were so thankful to receive a decent pair of shoes and a hot meal all in the same afternoon."

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