Non-profit group sends pizza to polls nationwide
If someone waits in line for an hour or more, the group will send pizzas for free.
AUSTIN, Texas — A national nonprofit is working to feed voters this Election Day.
The group is called pizza at the ballot box. He relies on donations to deliver pizzas to polling stations with a wait time of an hour or more.
“Our mission is to provide free food to people who participate in civic life, from long lines at polling places to non-partisan events focused on voter education, registration and participation,” indicates its website.
The organization began during the 2016 elections, as long wait times were reported across the country.
“By Election Day morning, we had raised $10,000 and were faced with the seemingly impossible task of spending it all before the polls closed,” the website says. “We recruited and trained a team of over 20 volunteers to order and coordinate the delivery of over 2,000 pizzas to over 100 polling places in 24 states. »
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That year he raised $40,000 from 1,500 donors, delivering over 20,000 slices of pizza.
Since then, Pizza to the Polls has sent over 85,000 pizzas to 49 states and over 4,000 polling places.
As of 3 p.m. Friday, Pizza to the Polls was already working to deliver pizza to four Austin-area polling places.