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Andrew Woods giving his demands at Pizza Peel

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Pizza Peel Declines to Feed Homeless or Hang Sign Saying Black Lives Matter

Photo credit: Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. @acjphoto All Rights Reserved 2019

When DefCLT interviewed the Stomp Chomp and Roll organization about the outrage surrounding Andrew Woods’ termination, its Social Media and Marketing Manager Chris Soto had this to say on behalf of the company:

“We intentionally spread the love with everything we do. We’re human. Do we always get that right? No. And we’ll clean it up when we don’t.”

Woods presented the opportunity to do so Monday night. He organized a sit-in at the Pizza Peel in Plaza Midwood with about 30 activists and presented a list of demands to Stomp Chomp and Roll:

  1. Every Stomp Chomp and Roll location will display a placard on their front door reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER” for the period of 1 year. The company will cover the cost of printing and hanging the signs.
  2. The Plaza Midwood Pizza Peel location will provide food to a homeless camp of the community’s choosing, twice a month at no cost. The retail value of the food will not exceed $1500 a day.
  3. The owners of the company will publicly donate $1,000 each to Black charities of our choosing.
  4. The company will pay to train every manager on inclusion and diversity. The training will be directed and run by Black Women.

Stomp Chomp and Roll closed its restaurant for the night and, according to Woods, refused all four demands.

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