Pizza Hut deliver hot meals to Storm Harvey flood victims in kayaks

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A pizza chain used kayaks to deliver free pizza to victims left stranded by Storm Harvey.

A branch of Pizza Hut in Sugarland, Texas, packed more than 120 hot pizzas into kayaks to take to hungry families stranded in their homes following devastating flooding.

Shaya Habib, manager of Pizza Hut in Sugarland, heard families nearby were running out of food when she went to check on her restaurant. With a limited crew, she started cooking as many pizzas as possible.

“When I heard there were families in need, I knew we needed to act fast,” Ms Habib told Click2Houston. “I called my husband and asked him to gather up kayaks and meet me at the restaurant.”

Pizza Hut officially thanked the team on Twitter, writing, “THANK YOU to our Oak Lake Pizza Hut team for their out-of-the-car response to deliver hot pizzas all day to the community they serve.”

The unusual delivery method stunned flood victims.

They were “so happy” to see piping hot pizzas kayaking their way, Ms Habib told Fox 4. “You never let your family go hungry,” she added.  

“We are so proud of our team for seeing a need, stepping up and helping the community in a time of devastation,” Pizza Hut franchisee James Bodenstedt said.

Ms Habib and her team have been praised on social media and hailed “pizza heroes”.

The Sugarland branch plans to keep making deliveries until the store runs out of supplies.

Pizza Hut is the latest business in the community to step up to help victims.

“Mattress Mack”, a local businessman, turned his furniture stores into shelters for hundreds of displaced Texans. 

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