Pizza To The Polls is feeding people who are stuck waiting to vote
Voting is a crucial part of our democracy, but long lines are annoying and can end up ruining your lunch or dinner plans. Thanks to Pizza to the Polls, you can do your democratic duty and also enjoy some free pizza while you wait.
“Americans are hungry for democracy and are turning out in record numbers to vote,” the nonprofit said. “But that means long lines and sometimes empty stomachs, which might discourage these brave patriots from performing their civic duty.” Eating pizza and voting aren’t new activities, but thanks to Pizza to the Pools the two are being brought together to make sure the midterm elections go off without a hitch. The nonprofit was founded in 2016 and has delivered more than 3,100 pizzas since they launched.
— Pizza to the Polls (@PizzaToThePolls) October 23, 2018
The concept is pretty simple. Get in line to vote at your polling place. If you notice that the process is taking a bit long, take a photo or video and share it on a social media channel. Make sure your post is public because then you’ll send that link to Pizza at the Polls on their website. Along with it, you’ll include the location of the polling place, your phone number, and your email address so you can get live updates on the status of your pizza. The kind souls at the nonprofit will see your request and order and pay for pizzas to be sent your way.
If you already voted or live in a state where most folks mail in their ballots, you can still participate in this fantastic idea by donating to Pizza at the Polls. “Waiting in line sucks. Waiting in line with pizza sucks a little less,” the organization said. “Help ensure that America’s voters who are stuck in line don’t have to wait with an empty stomach by chipping into the pizza fund today.”
Even $10 will cover the cost of a pizza. Since they started, Pizza to the Polls has raised $75,889 and have about $17,000 left for pizzas. Any leftover funds will be saved for future elections.
Big thanks for the pizza from @PizzaToThePolls at early voting in Potawatami Park in Chicago! That was a GREAT surprise, and helped make the almost two hour wait more bearable. pic.twitter.com/bzx3JvyzOz
— Christopher Hall (@XopherHall425) November 4, 2018
— Monica Brown (@StatinDaObvious) November 4, 2018
Thankfully, people have been coming out in record numbers for the midterm elections this year. But if you have friends or family who complain about the hassle make sure to send them this story and let them know that they have no excuse. With Trump’s constant attacks on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is essential for us to get out and vote for change.
Pizzas delivered and enjoyed – up, down and across all party lines! Thank you! pic.twitter.com/rPuOwqH2rg
— WhiskeyScout (@cynthia_kearns) November 4, 2018
And for pizza.