WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) — A pizza shop in Westmoreland County is looking to make a difference in the lives of residents.

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Rocco Pifferetti with Rocco’s Pizzeria in Youngwood is a shining light.

“We are providing free lunches for anyone under the age of 18 right now due to school closures,” Pifferetti said.

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For the last two days, the shop has seen scores of kids show up to grab some food.

In the back, Pifferetti and his employees have been making pizzas non-stop.

“Today? We’ve gone through 20. We probably fed close to 40 students today. We did a little over 50 yesterday. Today, we’re probably going to beat that,” he said.

Sara Vinsek brought her kids down to have a bite to eat on Tuesday.

“It’s greatly appreciated,” said Sara Vinsek.”It’s a big deal.”

“I got chicken tenders and fries,” student Conner Dodrill said.

What prompted the shop to give away the food?

Pifferetti has a soft heart.

He wanted to help everyone in the community.

“They’ve made me successful. So it’s time to give back to them in a time of need,” he said.

“We can do it for 2 weeks. If we can do it longer, we’ll do it longer,” Pifferetti said.