Friday, November 9, 2018

Do you want cheese with your ballot?

A charity named Pizza to the Polls is dedicated to serving pizza to voters stuck in long lines at polling places. The charity, run from Portland, Oregon, is staffed entirely by volunteers. It launched in 2016 as a way of easing the strain of waiting in long lines to vote.

                                                                                                                 Images from Twitter
The charity uses the Slice pizza delivery app to locate pizzerias near crowded polling places, so they can send several dozen pies to the voters. This year, volunteers say they delivered  to 576 polling places across 43 states. What's more impressive is that the charity has trouble spending all the donations sent to them by voters. They finished this election day with an extra $154,600 in contributions.

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