Amidst the Coronavirus crisis, pizzerias have found unique ways to give back to their communities. Shout out to these pizzerias:
Avalanche Pizza, Athens, Ohio
When area schools shut down, John Gutekanst and his team sprang into action to make bagged lunches for kids in need. The initiative has since expanded to a community effort with food donations and volunteers. In March, Avalanche helped feed nearly 1,000 people.
Your Pizza Shop, Akron, Ohio
Your Pizza Shop has rallied its community to get behind its #AkronMealsForKids. In the program’s first four days, they prepared 4,860 slices of pizza and 500 bagged lunches that ultimately fed 2,000 children.
Polpettina, Larchmont, New York
The Italian restaurant is working with the Junior League of Bronxsville in “Feeding the Frontlines” to help drop food to hospitals, police, fire and EMS.
Liberty Hall Pizza, Lambertsville, New Jersey
The pizzeria has closed its doors to the public but the team is still making Neapolitan pizza — Pizzas for the Pantry! They have created frozen pizzas to distribute to a local food bank. They’ve even set up a fundraising to increase their efforts.
Nikoli’s Pizza, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Nikoli’s is spreading #pizzaonearth. The pizzeria has partnered with “Angels on Earth” in directly feeding the homeless, sponsoring a luncheon for the local fire department and much more. Nikoli’s is coordinating the luncheon, making the food and delivering it those in need.