Giant Pizza Party Aims to Slice Out Hunger
Crowds of people waited on line for a bite to eat to help slice out hunger.
Fifty-one pizzerias from around the city came together for a giant pizza party Wednesday, selling slices for just $1.
The event, hosted by Food Bank for New York City and Slice Out Hunger, aims to raise money for the food bank, with sponsors matching every dollar raised.
"Pizza is a New York food, and people are excited to be able to try pizza from all over the city. Obviously, at the same time, there are people who are in need all over the city. So I think this is a way for everyone to kind of say, 'Hey, this is fun, this is enjoyable,' and get that give-borough feel to it, while at the same time, realizing that just as there's pizza everywhere, there's people who are in need everywhere," said Zach Williams, a member engagement specialist with the Food Bank.
The money raised this year will help feed more than $175,000 New Yorkers in need.