ELECTION 2018

‘Pizza To The Polls’ Keeping Voters Fed As They Wait In Line

Nov 6, 2018, 11:53 AM | Updated: 1:15 pm

A group of friends don’t want voters to go hungry.

The group Pizza to the Polls came to fame during the 2016 presidential election, and they’re back this year for the midterms.

“Americans are hungry for democracy and are turning out in record numbers to vote,” according to the group’s website. “But that means long lines and sometimes empty stomachs, which might discourage these brave patriots from performing their civic duty.”

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long lines from people around the nation. They then enlist the help of delivery drivers to make sure pizzas end up in the hands of voters waiting to do their civic duty.

In 2016, they coordinated the delivery of 2,368 pizzas. This year, they’re hoping to up that number.

Here’s how it works: The group asks for donations, which are then used to purchase pizzas all over the United States.

Anyone who sees a long voting line can report it at polls.pizza.

The website asks for a social media report to verify there’s actually a long line. It also requires the polling place address and the phone number or email address of the person reporting the long line.

According to the Pizza to the Polls website, the group raised $43,307 from 1,728 donors during the last election. With that money, they sent more than 25,000 slices of pizza around America to feed hungry people in line.

Their website allows donors to fund whole pizzas at a time, or they can choose to donate a different amount of money.

“Every dollar collected will go towards feeding hungry Americans,” according to the site. “Any funds not spent will be saved for future hungry voters and/or marchers.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Election 2018

Rep. Mia Love speaks at a press conference...
KSL 5 TV

Rep. Mia Love Calls Ben McAdams A ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’

Rep. Mia Love held a press conference Monday to talk about her loss to Ben McAdams and respond to President Donald Trump.
4 years ago
...
The Associated Press & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

It’s Official: County Mayor Is Now ‘Congressman-Elect’ Ben McAdams

Democrat Ben McAdams has flipped a U.S. House seat in deep-red Utah, defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes in a race that took two weeks to settle.
4 years ago
...
KSL TV & The Associated Press

McAdams Retakes Narrow Lead; Declares Himself 4th District Winner

The lead has switched again in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District race, just under two weeks since the election was held.
4 years ago
Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP...
The Associated Press

Mia Love Ballot Counting Lawsuit Dismissed, Takes Lead In Tight Race

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love lost a court challenge Friday to halt vote-counting in one key county, but took the lead with new vote tallies in a race so tight it's within the recount threshold.
4 years ago
Senator-elect Mitt Romney in Washington, D.C....
Ladd Egan, KSL 5 TV

Romney: Trump ‘Respects People Who Speak Their Minds’

Senator-elect Mitt Romney said he is ready to work with other lawmakers and the president on important issues.
4 years ago
...
Sam Penrod, KSL 5 TV

Lawsuit Threatened If Changes Made To Proposition 2 In Special Session

Two groups are threatening a lawsuit if the Utah Legislature makes changes to Proposition 2 in an upcoming special session.
4 years ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...
1-800-GOT-JUNK?

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
‘Pizza To The Polls’ Keeping Voters Fed As They Wait In Line