On March 17th a friend of ours reached out to see if we would be willing to do a delivery to NYP and Weill Cornell Medical Hospital to boost morale. She was a nurse at the hospital and told us how hard everyone’s been working and how little time they had for any kind of a break, never mind quality food. We donated 25 pies, but the response and pictures we got back made it clear that hospitals needed our support and that a little pizza could go a long way to help the heroes on the front line.
Since then, Sauce Pizzeria has been dedicated to serving the medical professionals and first responders who are working day in and day out to keep our city and loved ones safe. So far, we have donated over 2,000 pizzas to 20+ different hospitals across Manhattan. The crisis has only grown more severe this last week and there’s no end in sight for those on the front lines. Therefore, we want to ramp up our efforts and do even more. First, we’re expanding beyond healthcare professionals and also doing drops for NYPD and FDNY. Second, in addition to ramping up our daily pizza production, potentially up to 900 pies a day, we will also start shipping meals from our sister restaurant Coco & Cru so we can provide alternatives for anyone who can’t eat pizza.
Instead of buying pies online we’ve shifted over to gofundme so it’s easier for everyone to contribute, which will allow us to scale up quicker. We have an ambitious goal but we know it’s doable with your support. We’re still matching pies 1x1 so a general rule of thumb is $110 will buy 10 pies and provide 40 meals.
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We are beyond grateful for your support and would appreciate it if you could contribute and spread the word! We promise we won’t stop till this is over.
Adam, Perry & The Sauce Pizzeria Team
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