1. Papa John’s Grandma Welfare Check
Anybody who’s got grandparents still living off the grid can relate to this one – after Hurricane Matthew hit Florida, an elderly woman was unable to contact her family since she didn’t have a cell phone. Thankfully, the miracle of online ordering was there to save the day!
2. Domino’s Saves a Man’s Life
Confession: I am that person who gets food from the same places on such a regular basis that I get to know the employees. While I was working at Fenway in college, it was Upper Crust; at my current office, it’s Boloco. When one particular man stopped getting his usual Domino’s order, they noticed and it saved his life.
3. AND They Saved A Woman’s Life Too!
I’ll just let an excerpt say it all: “She always order a large thin crust pepperoni pizza with two diet cokes,” Susan Guy, pizza delivery driver said. Yes, every day. But the call didn’t come Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.
4. Chef Loses 100 lbs Eating Pizza
This is a really great story and also happens to be my ultimate dream. Chef Pasquale, from Ribalta in NYC, started to feel a little bit too chubby. Instead of living a sad life full of chicken breast and broccoli, he just ate a Neapolitan margherita pizza every day for lunch, 5 days a week. After 3 months, he had lost 40 lbs. #GOALS.
5. Year of Pizza for Homeless Kids
If you won a year worth of free pizza, what would you do with it? Probably keep it for yourself, and you know what, there’s no shame in that game. Not everyone can be as nice as this woman who donated all of her pizza to homeless kids.
6. Hot Pockets Save Man’s Life
I love a good Hot Pocket from time to time. Is that trashy? Maybe. You know what’s not trashy? Not being in the path of a terrible plane crash because you were craving hot pockets.
7. Rosa’s Pizza Feeds The Homeless
Next time I’m in Philly, my first stop is going to be Rosa’s. They have an amazing thing going on that I’m honestly surprised hasn’t spread to more cities yet. The power of paying it forward is real, and when it involves pizza, I’ve got to show as much love for it as I can.