$1 slices are just as much a part of New York’s food culture as hot dogs from street vendors. Lines stream out of places advertising cheap pizza during weekday lunch hours, with hardworking employees eager to cash in on a quick meal and wash it all down with a can of soda. It's no secret, though, that the quality of said pizza may leave something to be desired. After all, it does only cost a buck. But what if we told you that you could enjoy $1 slices from some of the city’s best pizzerias…with all proceeds going towards a worthy cause?
Enter Slice Out Hunger, the fifth annual event benefitting the Food Bank of New York, which works to end food poverty throughout the city’s five boroughs. This year’s edition is taking place tomorrow, October 9, at 6 p.m. (the night ends when the pizza runs out) at St. Anthony’s Church in SoHo. 43 of New York’s most renowned pizza joints – including Grimaldi’s, Lombardi’s, Rubirosa and Two Boots – will be on hand to dish out slices.
Over 700 pies are expected to be served and a silent auction will feature food items from around the city. $1 tickets can be purchased at the door, and each can be redeemed for a slice of pizza or soft drink. One hundred percent of proceeds go towards the Food Bank of New York, and every dollar is matched by the evening’s sponsors. For more information, watch the video below or check out the event’s website.
Slice Out Hunger
Wednesday, October 9, 6 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Church
154 Sullivan Street (At Houston)
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