Coronavirus, COVID-19: Domino's Moree delivers smiles along with free pizza while feeding the frontline

Domino's Moree has been helping bring smiles to the faces of some of Moree's frontline healthcare workers over the past week.

The local team has so far donated and delivered about 40 pizzas to the hard-working staff at Moree Hospital, Whiddon Moree, North West Dental Centre and Moree's three chemists - Discount Drug Store, Amcal Pharmacy and Amaroo Territory Pharmacy.

It's part of Domino's Australia's #feedingthefrontline initiative to recognise and thank those working particularly hard in the midst of this coronavirus crisis, often under trying and stressful circumstances.

"It's something we're encouraged to do," Domino's Moree owner Jill Adams said.

"We don't have to do it but being local ... we wanted to do our bit for the community to show we're still here and open and we care about the local community.

"With everything cancelled, including all sport, people don't have anything to be happy about."


The delivery of free pizza was met with plenty of smiles and appreciation in Moree.

"The theatre nurses rang up with an order the other day, but I told them I was actually donating to the hospital today," Ms Adams said.

"They wanted to pay but when I told them it's free they said 'oh that's so lovely, that's so nice'. We've got that from everyone. They weren't expecting it."

Ms Adams is a big believer in paying it forward and encourages everyone to do the same in these anxious times.

"It just shows there's still humanity out there; there's still kind people," she said.

This week Domino's Moree is hoping to donate pizzas to Moree's medical centres.

Meanwhile, the local business has seen an increase in delivery orders as more and more people self-isolate, however Ms Adams said it's still a tough time, particularly on the back of the drought.

And with all sports postponed or cancelled, including the State of Origin series which is typically Domino's busiest nights, she expects business will suffer.

Ms Adams encourages the community to do what they can to support local over this period.

"A lot of people don't realise that we're a local business; we're a local family," she said.

"I employ local people and pay wages. I spend my money in town and my workers spend money in town. We're just as local as the cafes in town."