By Regina Sanchez
On Wednesday September 28th, “Jesus Pizza” made its return to The Quest, a local church in Novato.
The Quest has been targeting Novato High students by selling Costco pizza, for only two dollars, every Wednesday during the lunch hour. The Quest is located only a third of a mile from Novato High, which makes it very easy for students to grab a quick bite without having to go very far.
The Quest has been selling pizza on Wednesday for ten years. However, this year they had a late start, beginning the weekly lunch a month after school began.
“It’s great to see everyone show up, but it was a rough start because we didn't do it for the first couple weeks,” said Kim Labozzetta, a local volunteer. “Now we have to start preparing for the masses.”
Stacy Hollis, Student Director of The Quest, finds that The Quest gives students a safe place where they can get food at a low cost.
“We don’t want to hit them over the head with a bible,” said Hollis. “The church doesn’t make any money from it. It’s all about getting them fed and giving them a place to be.”
Hollis also enjoys meeting many Novato High students and thinks of the lunch as more of a family-like thing.
Monique Bethel, NHS supervisor, is a member of the church.
“I think it’s great,” said Bethel. “We’ve talked about Jesus Pizza during service. The guy that runs it loves our students. Everyone goes there, they're so nice, they're polite, they clean up their trash.”
Many Novato High students enjoy going to The Quest for lunch and find it cheap, nice, and convenient.
Junior Jackson Talbott says he spent his freshman year going to Jesus Pizza.
“I definitely had a good time going, and the walk was worth the pizza,” Talbott said. “The workers there were super friendly and they let you just sit down and chill. Sometimes the workers even gave us free pizza.”
Jesus Pizza has become a tradition for many Novato High students. We hope it is something that continues for generations to come!