It’s Election Day, and there are long lines of people waiting to vote out there. A nonprofit group called Pizza to the Polls wants to feed them.
Friends Katie Harlow, Noah Manger and Scott Duncombe founded the site in 2016 as news spread that year of long lines at the polls.
The effort is non-partisan. ‘Ain’t nothing partisan about trying to make voting less of a drag,’ the group says in its FAQ.
At noon PT on Election Day, the site was reporting it had raised $150,636 and so far had sent 3,182 pizzas to 229 polling places in 35 states.
And as the results began to pour in, so did the reports of Pizza to the Polls actually working. From San Francisco to New Hampshire. As of 8:39 p.m. PT Tuesday, Pizza to the Polls sent nearly 9,900 pizzas to 576 polling locations across 43 states, collecting a total of $375,715 to feed those embarking on their civic duty.