Pizza Delivered With a Side of Meds During Cold Snap

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 1:36 PM EDT
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Tom Wynkoop, the owner of Fox's Pizza Den, explains why.

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Tom Wynkoop, the owner of Fox's Pizza Den, explains why.

A pizza shop owner wants to make sure the people who need their medicine get it even if they don't order a pie.

A Pennsylvania pizza shop has been delivering prescription medicines and other supplies to ill and elderly residents so they don't have to go outside in the bitter cold.

"As a person you just do it, you don't expect anything for it.. if you need it call and we'll get it to you," Tom Wynkoop, owner of Fox's Pizza Den in Ligonier, told WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.

Wynkoop said that he tweeted his offer because his community about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh has a lot of elderly residents.

"It's hard for elderly people to get out," he said.

Wynkoop told those in need to call his cellphone to arrange deliveries of prescription medicines and other products -- no strings attached. That's right: Folks don't have to order food from Wynkoop's shop to get help.

Wynkoop says his shop has made four deliveries. He says, "You have to be there for your residents."

The region was hit with record-low, subzero temperatures on Tuesday. Temperatures were subfreezing by Wednesday.

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