What do you do with 73 pizzas and have no one around to eat them?
That was the challenge facing Pizza Factory owner Sukhi Aujla recently, when he turned up at Westwind elementary in Steveston with his usual order for pizza day at the school.
When at the school, Aujla called Barbara Bunting, the mom in charge of ordering pizzas for pizza day at the school.
“Sukhi called me and said, ‘I’m at the school with 73 pizzas,’” recalled Bunting.
“He had got the wrong day and had about $650 worth of pizza that he didn’t know what to do with.”
That’s when Bunting put on her other hat, that of talent acquisition director for the MDA Corporation, a satellite and robotics communication firm near No. 6 Road and Westminster Highway.
“My team (at MDA) set up three tables and emailed all 700 employees, inviting them down for pizza by donation, with proceeds going to the Christmas Fund,” said Bunting.
“Sukhi brought the pizzas over and so many people came down. We made $800 and used $250 of that to buy toys, to go along with the toy drive we already had going here.”