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This Group Is Sending Pizzas From Local Shops To Feed Healthcare Workers Battling Coronavirus

Kristin Salaky
Photo credit: Slide Out Hunger - Twitter

From Delish

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As healthcare workers around the globe provide care to those battling the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been doing what they can to show appreciation for them. Now, a pizza delivery app and pizza-centric non-profits are delivering pizzas to healthcare workers around the country from local pizzerias.

The initiative, first reported on by Food & Wine, is called Pizza vs. Pandemic and it is a collaboration between Slice Out Hunger, Pizza to the Polls, and the Slice pizza delivery app. Here's how it works: You can make a tax deductible donation on this website. From there, the money will be used to order food from a local pizzeria via the Slice pizza app to be delivered to a local hospital, clinic, shelter, or care center so its workers can get a hot and delicious meal.



Best of all, the initiative is two-fold. Not only does it benefit healthcare workers by giving them some well-deserved pizza, but it also benefits local businesses that have been hit hard by social distancing regulations surrounding the global coronavirus outbreak. Since March 21, the group has raised almost $100,000 and delivered more than 2,000 pizzas, according to a recent tweet.

In addition to donating, you can also nominate a care center to receive a pizza delivery through the Pizza vs. Pandemic website. You can learn more and again, donate, here.

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