WATCH | New Yorker Scott Wiener of has turned his love for pizza into a ingenious way to fight hunger. He's campaigned with local pizzerias across America to turn their business model into a fundraising engine to fight hunger relief.
Scott runs a pizza tour in NYC (a documentary on the same subject is releasing soon), writes for pizza magazines and holds a Guinness World Record associated with pizza boxes.
Slice Out Hunger is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization he started from his love of all things pizza. The idea started with the Dollar Slice night event Scott holds every year in New York. Pizzeria owners familiar with Scott's Pizza Tour and Scott himself were more than happy to accommodate by donating free pies to the charitable event.
The reaction was "amazing" according to Scott. Ever since then, Slice Out Hunger has blossomed into a nationwide campaign event with over 85 pizzerias already signed up.
Julio brought 50 pies one years. Roberta's brought 50 pies one year. Maybe he brought more than that. Maybe it was 60 or 70.
Hear about the "Slice Out Special." Pizzerias sign up to offer a specialty pizza and a portion of each sold pizza donates to the No Kid Hungry cause in May 2017.
An example of a Slice Out Special pizza from Big City Pizza in Lexington, Kentucky.
Another example of a Slice Out Special. This time from Tony Boloney's in New Jersey.
Scott explains the origins of his pizza fandom.
If you're interested and want to get involved, visit www.sliceouthunger.org to learn more details.