Spencer & Heidi Make Good On Their Promise To Access & Deliver 100 Pizzas To The Hungry
First Published: May 20, 2009 8:16 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On the eve of their departure for the jungles of Costa Rica, where they will begin filming “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here,” Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt hit the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon to make good on a promise to AccessHollywood.com to help hundreds of hungry people.
Last week, Spencer made an offer via Twitter – saying he would deliver 100 pizzas to anyone who bought 100 copies of Heidi’s music on iTunes — and AccessHollywood.com accepted the challenge.
“When the team at AccessHollywood.com got wind of Spencer and Heidi’s offer of free pizza for downloading Heidi’s music, we thought we would take them up on their challenge, so our team downloaded Heidi’s song, ‘Overdosin’’ 100 times and gifted it to Access staff members,” AccessHollywood.com Managing Editor Jeremy Blacklow explained. “True to his word, Spencer agreed to deliver 100 pizzas with Heidi to AccessHollywood.com today. Since there is no way our staff could possibly eat 100 pizzas, we decided to donate them to the Union Rescue Mission.”
On Monday, Spencer told Access’ own Billy Bush on “The Billy Bush Show” that he would make good on his promise despite a busy schedule that includes filming “The Hills” and getting ready to head South for the couple’s new reality stint with NBC.
“I meant it,” a food-service gloved Spencer told Access of his pledge as he delivered pies donated by Pizza Hut to the hungry. “[I] called into Billy’s radio show and had to follow though with my end of the deal and I said, ‘Where do you want the pizzas sent? Do you want them sent to Access Hollywood?’ And of course amazing Billy Bush and Access Hollywood said, ‘No, send them to the homeless, let’s make this a good cause.’ So here we are at the amazing Union Rescue Mission, which feeds, is currently feeding 3,700 mouths a day and more.”
Spencer who worked on the lunch line during the meal service – alongside his new bride – said he felt good about bringing food to those who needed it most.
“They have whole families coming in here, little kids, moms, dads… It’s not just homeless people, it’s families that got laid off,” Spencer said. “Thanks to Pizza Hut, America’s cheesiest couple teamed [up with] the cheesiest pizza in the world, Pizza Hut, to bring these amazing people some delicious pizza.”
“We feel so blessed and honored to be here and help out,” Heidi added.
Reverend Andy Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission, said the couple’s help on Wednesday, one of several visits the two have made to help out, was worthwhile.
“It’s very important to bring people face to face with people who are struggling with homelessness and realize they are just like you and me, just they’re in great need,” Bales said. “It just inspires people to help us. I know our guests enjoyed the pizza today, especially their kids, so thanks for all you’ve done.”
And Chris Fuller, spokesperson for Pizza Hut, who was also on hand to help bring the pies, thanked the couple for getting their company involved.
“Have you ever seen a more unbelievable delivery driver and beautiful server,” he smiled. “We’re just so lucky to have them doing this and we’re just so thankful for what they’re doing for the community. This is two great citizens right here.”
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