It's a pretty small thing for the business to do, but such a big deal for the hungry people who are being fed. This should be a thing more places.
Plus the visual of plentiful wall of free pizzas could help raising awareness about the offering.
And the homeless people don't need to ask, they can just take a note up to the till.
I agree, that's such a beautiful gesture because there's no asking for free stuff involved. Awesome idea.
Being back home for a while makes me sad because people here would eat that business alive :/
You don’t understand. They aren’t offering free food, someone else paid for it ahead of time! It’s a win for all: business can survive, people feel good about giving a meal, people get fed.
Oh yeah, my bad. I still think they'd have to keep the post-its behind the register though lol.
"Can I please have a pizza post-it?"
"I'm going to need to see some identification. Can I see your homeless license?"
"Before I give you this post it, I need some more information. For verification purposes, can you please tell me your address?"
" I don't have one..."
"Thank you, and enjoy your pizza!"
Lol "Please point to all the pictures with stop signs..."
plops bedbug-riddled sleeping bag on counter
Hmmmm looks new no slice!
Yeah, I have been homeless and once or twice I waiting in the local church for food and I would see people there that had plenty of cash and even talked about it while waiting. There is a lot of assholes in the world.
i won't lie to you... i was going to tell you that it's an American thing... but no... food may not be much of a problem here... but my country help homeless families (living in illegal slums) and you see a lot of people with cars... trucks ... even luxury cars... taking advantage of that! this should be a lesson for me ! so my apologies for the assumption, and sadly yes... there is a lot of assholes all around the world :( !
On the other hand, there must be some people that still have that poverty mindset that don't realized they have graduated into a better position in life :] life is strange that way.
Real life is sort of shitty like that sometimes.
I mean it kinda depends how much the pizza is cause certain places would charge more than a £1 for a slice
I'm not much of a religious man (culturally catholic, which basically means I grew up Catholic and I show up to mass because my wife wants to go but I'm not really into it), but this is some serious 'loaves and fishes' stuff going on here. That is if you follow the interpretation that the 'miracle' of the overflowing baskets was from the gatherers putting in food rather than taking it out.
Holy crap! I grew up southern Baptist and have never had that particular miracle explained that way. It was always looked upon as some sort of mysticism. Of course that's what happened!!
I don't normally donate or anything because I'm an asshole, but after seeing this wall of notes while ordering something, I certainly would contribute to the cause.
I don't normally donate because I don't know where that money is actually going. "Would you like to round up to the nearest dollar to give money to charity?" nah..I'm good. For all I know, 90% of that money is padding some rich fuck's wallet, 9% is going to "operations costs" and 1% is actually making it to a charity.
But this, this is very clear. You give them money, they put a post-it on the wall, someone gets to eat a meal they otherwise might not be able to. This is an easy sell for me. I'd give them the extra couple bucks every single time.
I read somewhere that big businesses that do this are able to hold the money somewhere until it makes money from interest, and then the funds are released to the charity. I'm not finance savvy enough to know if this is possible, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is.
I'm no expert, so maybe I'm incorrect, but I think there is another aspect as well. If you donate to charity you are able to use that as a tax write-off. If you are donating to charity at the checkout in stores you aren't really donating to charity, you are giving that company money that they can donate to charity and use as a tax write-off at the end of the year.
This is what I have heard as well. I'd love for this to be wrong because it's a nice way to give a little at a time. Nice little positive boost for my day.
What's so bad about this? It's not any different than if you were to donate it except you can't exactly write off less than a $1 donation. Sure the company gets a slight tax relief but they're facilitating charity where it wouldn't be otherwise, that's a win-win in my book.
Nope, totally is.
Most of the larger corporations have their own foundations, like Pret A Manger.
They refuse tips for staff, who are all pretty underpaid, and take donations to their foundation instead.
That isn't how taxes work. They donate the money but it's not their money so they aren't given any special tax breaks. It's not income. They are just 3rd parties.
EDIT: You idiots who do not know what you are talking about downvoting need to learn to read.
These fundraisers are not eligible for tax write offs, as charities and not for profits aren’t allowed to receipt what is referred to as a “third party” fundraiser. If they were donating a portion of the proceeds from a certain product they sell that is different but in this case its recognized that it is not their money being donated but instead they are acting as a way for their customers to support a cause that is important to them as an organization.
It's okay bud. You are right and you know what you are talking about. But people really don't understand the concept of tax write offs and think it means free money
But it's not their money being donated. So they're leveraging someone else's donation into a tax break on their earnings (assuming this is true).
No, they do not receive any tax write offs. It is not their money, it's your money. Donate yourself to charity so you can write it off though.
When I worked at a grocery store, people told me that they’d save the receipts from the store and claim it on their taxes that way. The item on the receipt said it was a donation to the children’s hospital.
Exactly they use it as a tax write off to keep more profit. Same thing wealthy people do at art auctions.
Nope. Doesn't help them on their taxes.
Only way this could help them is if they reported it as income then donated it.
But that would be a net loss for them since you usually only get to take 50% of the donation off of your taxable income. The taxes owed are more or less calculated is
- (All Operating Expensed the IRS Let's you deduct)
- (Any Other items the IRS allows as deductions)
- (half of the cash value of charitable deductions)
= (Taxable Income)
* (Tax rate)
= (Potential Taxes Owed)
- (Tax CREDITS)
= (Money IRS Demands)
This is simplified version that was explained to me by my CPA for a small business S-Corp. I'm sure there are more nuances for a large corporation, but I believe it's still basically true. (The complicated part is what is counts as a deduction from your Gross Profit by the IRS.)
This would mean they still would have to pay taxes on the 50%, giving them a net loss.
The business is just acting as a collection point to raise money for these charities.
Really the only advantage they get from this is good publicity. (And maybe that investing this some people talk about. Don't know enough about that)
Now what the charity does with it after the money is transferred to them is a whole different store.
This is incorrect.
Same here bub. I worked for a non-profit “political action committee” that sent emails and letters to Congress people, got signatures, and sent people to congress to lobby. Until I found out 100% of the money stayed in the organization. 50% of the donations I collected went to me. The other 50% paid rent and for a couple hippies to hold cardboard signs at protests. Lawyers? Professional lobbyists? Nope. Maybe I just got a bad taste but between that and the American Cancer Society I’ll never donate when asked again. Directly and after due diligence only.
St. Jude is awesome too. 100% of the proceeds go to the hospital to help pay for treatment, since the hospital doesn't charge patients for their treatment. Ronald McDonald house too.
Extra Life too I believe. Though the event is only once a year multiple groups raise a buttload of money for children's hospitals. Roosterteeth has raised over a million the last two years.
Exactly. I think a lot of people are worried that the money they give to homeless people will just go to drugs, but this way it’s guaranteed that you’re just helping them, not enabling them.
We don't have a lot of homeless people where I live, but when I do see them I don't give them money. Instead I go in(they're usually in a store parking lot) and buy a bunch of non-perishable food for them.
I ate myself out of house and home, now you're offering free pizza! Enabler!
Good day, sir!
And the business gets extra sales, all around win!
i’ve seen well dressed adults take from the food donation bin in grocery stores despite just having bought a pantry-full. some people abuse the system and ruin it for those who actually need it— this pizzeria would have an awful time if it were next to a high school for example.
I'm on welfare and make 722$ a month but I can clean up like no other. I keep my nice clothes and my make-up for when I want to doll up. Never assume that because someone is well dressed that they're in a good way financially or mentally for that matter. This problem has led me to get slower medical help and to actually keep me in poverty longer than necessary.
Currently on welfare because circumstances (child with head injury, young child and spouce lost his job) we get $1200/month for the 4 of us. Thats suppose to cover rent and food etc for the month. 1 bedroom apartments are $1k/month where I am so the money doesn't cover a lot. (10 year wait for social housing) So we have to use the food bank. We have an older van (2007) but it looks in great shape and I do the same with clothing and make up. I get some stares at times myself when we go. Some times people just fall on hard times.
Absolutely. I'm really sorry that you're there with your family. I hope it makes you come together stronger.
are all your clothes brand name? that’s what i meant. and if your groceries bills are $300+ then one likely doesn’t need to STEAL from a program for the less fortunate.
Many people run into financial problems in life. Maybe they had a good job at one time and could buy decent clothing. But now they live in their car or on the street. Are they suppose to throw out their “decent clothing”? There are always people who game the system but not the majority.
There are also a lot of great not for profits and welfare programs that get clothing for people for interviews/jobs. They go to estate sales and go to retailers and ask for donations or buy bulk items at pennies on the dollar.
I used to work for a thrift store and we donated a massive amount of clothes to the homeless. Anything that wasn't in pristine sellable condition. Tiny hole in the armpit? Homeless. Minor stain? Homeless. Slight smell? Homeless. We got in so many clothes donations that we could afford to only keep the best. We had someone come by to pick up multiple bags of clothes twice a week.
Yeah, I work for a major department store and that's pretty much our damaged goods process, except in bulk. If it's not sellable or being sent to a discount store, we do bulk donations as tax write offs.
or you need to spend $300 to feed your family and it still not enough to get you through so you need something extra. You don't know how big this person family is, how many people they are responsible for. Also FYI you can get name brand stuff very cheap if you know what your doing. Or if you have some one who gives you clothes.
Moral of the story don't judge a book by the cover. Also even if some people take advantage of the system isn't that a price worth paying to make sure the people who need it still have access. This mindset of "but some people abuse it" is just bullshit to justify not wanting to do anything.
We have a place that gives women that are going through a tough time name brand clothing for job interviews etc. A domestic violence shelter I stayed at also had name brand clothing and said they did that so we could have something nice. After losing everything sometimes a little thing can help. We had to earn them with doing chores, but it was a nice way to reward yourself after saving up points. Plus they had nice clothes for our kids too. We were able to get some sort of feeling of normalcy when everything else in our life was anything but normal.
$300 of snacks and chips vs. $300 of eggs and meats and produce are EXTREMELY different and obviously one is a privilege. people who are struggling, in my experience, don’t typically buy $6 bags of crisps. also, name brand like calvin klein or michael kors is not what i was talking about— it’s hard to find prada at value village.
You're dodging the point so hard.
also even if some people take advantage of the system isn't that a price worth paying to make sure the people who need it still have access. This mindset of "but some people abuse it" is just bullshit to justify not wanting to do anything.
also even if some people take advantage of the system isn't that a price worth paying to make sure the people who need it still have access. This mindset of "but some people abuse it" is just bullshit to justify not wanting to do anything.
Fuck you personally
Have you heard of the concept of thrift stores? I have a pair of true religion jeans I got for five dollars, a pair of lucky jeans that were like seven, and I got my mom a Michael Kors purse for $50 from one.
This. I just got my first non serving job a couple of weeks ago and had to go shopping for business clothing. I got a pair of Michael Kors slacks for $20 from Marshall’s and a Lodis leather purse that’s normally about $300 for $30 at Costco.
For a quite glimpse into that person's life you sure seem to know a lot about their eating habits, family size, etc. It's okay to have made a wrong assumption. It's not okay to double down and tell everyone they're full of it based on pure assumptions..
You can buy band name clothes at a garage sale for a dollar. I rarely buy anything new for my kids because they grow so fast, but almost all their clothes are expensive brands.
are all your clothes brand name?
are all your clothes brand name?
This doesn't factor in either, there are online out of season retailers, buying used clothes, buying from charity shops etc
It's possible to get brand clothes without paying anywhere near full price.
apparently everyone has VASTLY different ideas of brand name. if someone is wearing lululemon, under armour, tommy hilfigier or anything of the like I don’t think I automatically assume they’re wealthy. however— alexander wang heels in good condition with a fur scarf and jewelled accessories are often times very telling of ones financial status
If you’re not looking at the stitching, or very knowledgeable about the lines, fakes are very easy to get and have gotten to be great quality.
Things have progressed a lot from the “Guchi” and “Mikale Kores” days. I’ve seen knockoff Prada bags that look exactly like the real thing on the outside. Even knockoff Rado watches that you can’t tell without holding them.
To be fair you can still get the more expensive designer clothes for cheap from some sites online, they're just not as cheap as say under armour or Tommy hilfiger would be second hand.
Ie half of £300 is still £150 but it's still a discount all the same
i certainly agree! but £150 on a single item likely isn’t what poorer families are spending their money on. even for a job interview, you just need nice clothes, not brandname specifically
Or maybe they were fake name brand items. Nowadays the Chinese knockoffs are decent quality, especially if you are looking from afar and not scrutinizing it. I've watched videos of people comparing a real Prada bag vs a $30 knock off and I personally had no idea the difference until they actually pointed them out.
I like how you went from "well dressed person" to Buffy McSnoot dressed in furs and jewels.
Because furs and jewels are worn in a supermarket... I wouldn't wear those items unless I was at the Opera/Ballet with my partner. What an odd attempt at a point.
Buying in bulk is cheaper, there's a chance they couldn't afford something else they needed, poor people can have nice clothes
When I do one grocery per month to buy all my meat on sale to freeze for the next few months, sometimes it adds up to 200$. You. Don't. Know. People's. Lives.
And EVEN if this was a one time asshole pulling some bullshit, doesn't mean everyone will. Never stop helping those in lower classes, especially since the lower class is slowly getting larger due to AI and automisation.
Can I ask of you a favor? Listen to this commencement speech by David Foster Wallace very closely and question your own perspective. Please.
So few people notice that. It's effectively nobody of worth that would notice that.
You are incredibly out of touch.
Even if it were next to a high school, this still would be a good use of what is donated. There are many times teenagers don't have anything to eat for lunch due to their circumstances at home, and a stomach aching for food distracts a student with pain and worry.
Food pantries are there to feed the hungry, and as other comments have said, you don't know who is in dire straights. There's also food that's getting ready to go bad, and molded food feeds no person successfully. I would rather someone take it who didn't need it than to see it wasted.
Also, even if they're fed at home, some students have a ridiculously early lunch due to lunchrooms not holding everyone at the same time...my kids had lunch before 11. It's an awfully long time between that and dinner. And teenage boys can eat like horses with all the growing and filling out their bodies are doing.
Maybe the best thing would be to donate either to hungry students or to homeless &Non-students, and have two areas of the wall. Personally I'd allow the students to eat the slices too, but that's just me.
My elementary aged son has lunch at 1030!
At high school we have 3 lunch periods, so you're either eating at 10:40, 11:30, or 12:15. But this gets especially rediculous on early dismissal days when lunch is either 9:30, 10:10, or 10:50. The worst part is that most of the time you have different lunches each day (A/B day schedule) so you can't even get used to eating at a certain time. I had A and C lunches for awhile and it got so bad that my solution now is to just not eat at all until I get home at 2:30.
Oh for heaven's sake. They're all ridiculous on ED days and 9:30 is unbelievable!
Back when I was in high school (NYC) we didn't have A/B day schedules. I know some states like Delaware do, but the two states I've gone to school in didn't. Personally, I like the way NYC does it; you get a full 45 minute lunch break. Here in Mississippi, you get 20 minutes of your 3rd or 4th block class. It's basically grab food, eat really quickly, then go back to class. I hated it.
And as a high school teacher I've seen that teens can definitely be generous and charitable.
Yeah if my daughter and her friends are any indication, the wall would have far more post-its on it than without a HS being nearby.
There's always those assholes in any class, but they are (hopefully) far outweighed by the good kids
FYI, there are a high school and an elementary school within a block of the pizzeria and they are all located in a pretty rough neighbourhood in the city.
Honestly, 99% of the population will be honest about it. And you let the 1% be dishonest so the folks that really need it still have access to it. If they were next to a school and kids started abusing it, they could just institute some policy like, "free meals aren't available between 11:30 and 1:30." Basically block out the usual highschool lunch times.
People who "abuse the system" don't ruin anything for the rest of anybody. People who DO need that resource can still benefit from it.
saw a normal looking guy eating straight out of the buffet at whole foods last week. i observed him doing it a few times and considered my options, didn't do anything as he pulled the food out on the spoon and carefully only touched it as he pulled it out and I wanted to gtfo of there. if he put his hand in the food i would have raised hell. part of me wishes I confronted him but I just wanted to move on with my day.
How do you manage to sound like a coward and /r/iamverybadass at the same time?
What would you have done? I don't like to confront if I can avoid it in person when the other person had a good chance of being a mentally ill homeless person.
You call that shit out. "Ew dude what are you doing" that's it
It's not so much what you should've done, it's how you should phrase the story of yours
I agree, I edited. Better?
I do want feedback on what would have been the best course of action. Tell an employee? I've done that in the past and it took too long.
Well, you can, but personally I try to avoid buffets. You're effectively sharing your plate with other people whether you like it or not when you're eating from a buffet, and people suck.
Why volunteer to be loss prevention for an overpriced yuppie grocery store that's part of Amazon, the CEO of which is literally the richest person in the history of humankind.
bc it's unsanitary to be touching the food like that, who knows what he did before I walked by. obviously....
But the pizzeria is not donating anything, the customer is paying $1 for the slice
I doubt they normally charge $1 per slice. I’d guess it’s a reduced price.
Nah 99c pizza places are big in Winnipeg, especially in the North End where this place is. Its a great example of capitalism with a heart. They still make a profit and they help people in need.
Wow, that’s really cheap price per slice. The margins must be super thin.
Might be reduced, but I doubt they make a loss on it.
Oh certainly not, nor should it be imo. I’m just saying it may be closer to cost.
Where do you live that sells $1 slices?
NYC has tons of $1 slice places
Like, every other corner it seems. The only redeeming thing about NYC for me lol
My family is split between SoCal and NYC and I just wish I could bring a taco truck one way and a pizza joint the other way.
They are subsidizing the cost of the slice though. I doubt the slices usually cost $1.
They do. I ate dollar slice pizza all the time when I lived in Manhattan
From that restaurant specifically?
They're actually getting more money.
Because now they're also getting money for a pizza slice they would have never sold otherwise.
So? That means they can continue to stay in business and keep giving hungry people food. They are addressing a need and keeping their business afloat. It's a win-win.
So that's different than a "small lose-win". All anyone was saying.
That's not the point though, you couldn't do this at McDonalds.
This should not be necessary. Nobody should rely on these kinds of services for getting fed.
If you don’t want government intervention you can only live by the gracious of others.
I dream of a world where the government actually does provide this to everyone but businesses like this still exist and do what they do because it's marginally easier and faster to get a free bite to eat as a starving homeless person this way than through "official channels"
Yeah but the thing is that businesses like those wouldn’t exist anymore because of the government.
It’s always funny to see “US most charitable nation”. While the poor actually need those charities to motherfucking survive. Which in my opinion makes it pathetic.
Not only that but the "regular ingredients" are extremely restrictive, many assistance programs only let you purchase raw ingredients which can only be prepared with kitchen equipment. You know. When you have a house.
If you can't provide value, you have to live on charity.
Who decides a person's value?
Who decides a person's value?
The person or people who they are providing value to...
To me that panhandler was worth ten of the asshole MBA holding idiots I had to deal with.
To me that panhandler was worth ten of the asshole MBA holding idiots I had to deal with.
Of course, we all value different things at different times... That's why if he is providing value to you I'm sure you donated some money to him every day right?
their worth judged by a hypercapitslist system
their worth judged by a hypercapitslist system
The point is that people aren't judged by "a system"... its that he was judged by whoever he was providing value to, in this case it was you. Their isn't some god or shadowy organization assigning value to things and people, its just a collection of individual choices about where to spend their money on things that they find valuable.
I’m not sure about other cities, but where I live there are several coffee places, and even an ice cream shop that allows you to pay for someone’s entire coffee/ice cream in the same way as this pizzeria.
There's a pizza place in Philly like this. I rolled in and ordered a slice of pizza. The young women behind the counter said she can't take money but I could leave a tip or donate money. I didn't quite undrstand, I said, "How much is the slice?" She again said she couldn't take any money but I could donate. So I handed her $6 and said thanks. I can still remember the look on her face. She was about ready to cry and said, "thank you so much". I had to get out of there before my emotions took hold as I realized how much it meant to her. And damn if it wasn't a good slice of pizza. I believe this pizza joint feed the homeless on a regular basis so I was happy to donate. I would have given her more if I had more cash on me.
Yep! That's on like 11th or 12th I believe. They do good work
And not only are they getting fed, they're getting pizza. Pizza rules.
We have a restaurant in Vancouver that does a similar thing: http://saveonmeats.ca/token-program/
They also provide clothing. It's a great system. You can either let them distribute the meal tokens or you can take them and pass them out yourself.
Yeah it is. Check out Rosa pizza pay it forward own by ex wall street broker
If you look closely, it's not the business who actually does sth but rather the people who pay extra. The business only takes credit for it
You didn't have to look closely. The gif told you.
Yeah but it's only a dollar so the business isn't making money off of it and is probably breaking even at best if not losing a little bit on each free slice
from what little i know about the way you make food and sell it tells me that they probably arent losing that much money considering how much gets thrown away
Pizza is pretty cheap to make, I’m sure their margins are lower on these slices and it’s still a kind thing to do but no way they’re losing money
Labor is really the thing that comes into play with this situation
Don't think pizzeria workers are comission based
The owners are sales based
No shit, but how does that affect into the labor side? I highly doubt that they would throttle actual sales for slice making, that's most likely something to do with leftovers and spare (working) time
They cut slices from pizzas they make. 100% guarantee they aren't making a homeless only pizza and a customer only pizza
They cut slices from pizzas they make
They cut slices from pizzas they make
You make it sound like I was arguing that they weren't doing just that?
Okay, in case you're having a tough time figuring out my core argument irregardless of the cause, it's that the restaurant likely doesn't have to invest much extra in the form of labour, but that the brunt of the extra expenses are in the form of physical resources.
So? The business came up with the idea, and they are very open about how it's the customer who buys the slice. You are trying to start drama where there is none.
Found the fuck stick
I swear Indians outside India are still closely related to the culture that we are rapidly forgetting in the mainland
Yes!! I'm an Indian. I rarely see young people doing some charity shit. All those you come to know about are organised by college to get yourself MAR points. No one does it on their own. It's usually middle aged or old people who do it by themselves.
Edit: MAR points are added to your final result so the company hiring you knows you did loads of charity.
Lots of young people do charity work?? I have myself and I know plenty others who have
Could it also be that some older people have more time and money on their hands to do charity work? Their children may be grown and out of the house for example, or maybe their home is paid off or they've retired from work?
The funniest part of this is you assume he meant “the younger generation sucks”. How many people in general do you see doing charity work?
I don't know if the younger generation, specially the college students will be motivated to do charity work if not for MAR points.
But I think it's a win-win situation for both the sides.
Education and sense of stability can do wonders. Now instead of focusing on living they have time to give to other things.
Because we can afford to do that here, and not in India. Not just financial affordability but mental too. In India I used to spend 3 hours in overcrowded buses and trains commuting to work and in the US I spend 30 minutes in a car that would he considered a luxury sedan in India.
I have more time, money and mental space and energy to think about nice things. In India I used to return home all sweaty and tired. Don't shit on the mainland :)
It's the environment that makes all the difference.
Also don't forget that when poverty is all around you, you tend to be desensitized. I would walk on footpaths where toddlers of homeless mother's would be crawling and not feel much about it because it was a common sight in Bombay on my way to work.
I logged in just to make this comment.
Painfully accurate ngl
Totally, India is so lost
It’s not just India. Just so you know.
It's almost like an entire nation fully of different types of peoples/environments don't follow just one set of ideals. Treating individuals as individuals regardless of where they are from and judging based on actions is a thing we can all strive towards.
Pakistani and Indian men are gross
Don't worry most of us are forgetting to.
When I worked as a cashier Indian customers would donate every single time there was a charity running. Had a guy come in and buy something and he donated, came back later because he forgot to buy another thing and donated again at the register.
Wish i could donate a dollar too! I love this world
Well, go to your local non profit, and donate!
Even if you don't have the money, working at community centers like soup kitchens, and other facilities can be a great for the people you help, and can feel great to you as well.
And if you give your time to a community center, you often get to talk to the people you are helping and learn about their life and struggles. No two situations are the same, and it is very interesting to hear what these people have to say.
I work directly with a food bank (I run a food pantry) and I can guarantee that we can get a lot on a dollar! Donate to a local food pantry that’s in contact with a food bank. We can get food that was donated to the Food Bank and we only have to pay 19 cents per pound of dry goods. Produce and bread is free for us.
We help out so many people and it’s heartwarming to see their gratitude.
You kinda can. /r/random_acts_of_pizza exists :)
Helping people who hang out on reddit and helping the homeless is a bit different, though
There's definitely homeless people who hang out on reddit
Unfortunately, it’s harder to prove they’re homeless
How would you prove someone you met in public is homeless?
You're right, homeless people are actually worth something.
This is my city!! I’ll go and donate when I visit my grandma (:
You can donate.
My 3.5 year old saw me watching this and wanted to know what was happening with the pizza. Once I explained he got super excited and asked if we could give hungry people food too. We are now looking to see what our local food banks need this month.
Thank you for posting this, it ended up being a great way to start talking to my kid about something I wouldn't have previously considered involving him in at this age.
It is smarter to give money to food banks so they can buy more at wholesale rather than buy from your local grocery stores and drop it in the box.
Yes! I'm glad you said that. It also let's them buy things like meats, fruits and vegetables that aren't normally donated but are still desperately needed.
Exactly. I volunteered at a food bank and there was a lot of fresh produce/perishables they offer their users which you cannot simply toss in a donation bin
However, it might be more impactful for his child to bring food to the food bank.
Yes of course.
We'll probably do a combination of monetary and food donation after looking into it today (most of my donations have been food drives). My son is a bit young to really understand what donating money really means and we happen to have a few of the items they have listed as "needed this month." Physically giving something will mean more to him then the cash we'll also give.
Thanks for giving me something else to look up though before we decided!
The local food banks in my area usually need fresh fruits/vegetables/potatoes/bananas the most. Sometime they give out clothes as well and diapers/socks are always welcome.
Also feminine products! (Pads and such)
Thanks for reminding me about diapers. I'll see if our local food bank takes those as well.
That’s great and all, but you spoke about reddit. Ain’t that against the rules?
This is in my neighborhood!
Where is that?
The North End in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Its a rougher part of town. Glad to see a small business like this open up there!
Huh. Never thought I’d see Winnipeg on the front page.
‘Never thought I’d see “insert place” on the FP’ seems to be a daily thing now. I live in Florida. Maybe one day it’ll happen for me.
... for something good. I feel that way about all of Saskatchewan.
Wait for real? What's this place actually called, I'll make the trek there.
Same, I moved away a while ago but still come back to visit friends/family. Think I'll make a trip over to SFC next time I'm out!
I saw a sign on Salter near Selkirk, I'm not sure if that's where the store actually is or not.
Great to see something positive from Winnipeg on Reddit.
So this must be the Manitoba Sauce Cake I’ve been hearing all about!
Canada has a rougher part of town? Do the people there refuse to say sorry if it's not their fault?
Murder capital of the country. It's pretty rough I suppose. I grew up there but I'm also a large white man so I've never had any issues, I imagine the world looks a lot different to different people.
I gotta say seeing the look of horror on my St. Vital buds' faces when I tell them I live in the north end keeps getting better. Just don't be stupid and you wont get a broken pilsner bottle in the ribs
Time to make the trek into Winnipeg again! Love to see this kind of business here
My dad grew up in Winnipeg! In the 1930s!The north end is a tight community.
Can you donate a dolla on my behalf please? I want the message to read
In his neighbourhood.
I saw this coming not gonna lie
This is really awesome! r/humansbeingbros
This is also really sad. r/ABoringDystopia
In my experience it turns to /r/wellthatbackfired situation
Back in the day I worked at a pizza place, we had a "homeless" guy who would often come in multiple times a week. And we would often feed him with recent leftover's, or make him something fresh.
We knew his general backstory, he really just needed to take his meds and go home anytime. But would often go off and wander the city for weeks at a time.
Bottom line he never cleaned up after himself, would try to stay for hours annoying the employees and would get aggressive.
I hope everything worked out for him, but after a year+ of working there I finally had to ban him.
I searched to see where this is and apparently there are a few of these. NPR had an article about one in the US a few years ago where the owner said the idea started with coffee in Italy
That one is Rosa’s in Philly. The owner was on Ellen a few years back. It recently shut down.
Wow, had no idea. that's a shame. I used to work right near it and i went there the day that they made the frontpage on Reddit. I actually told them about it and they were like "that explains why were getting crazy online orders and donations"
Do you know why? :(
I did find this: https://www.inquirer.com/food/rosas-fresh-pizza-pay-it-forward-mason-wartman-20190429.html
I do not, sorry.
Their website is still up Why did it shut down?
It's in my neighborhood! The North End part of Winnipeg Manitoba. Just google SFC pizza Winnipeg
I’ve heard it called suspended coffee. We do something similar at my restaurant people really enjoy giving back it’s great.
I would donate every time I went in. Really love this idea
I would too. I go somewhere with my family and spend $20+ every time. If I could give $1-2 and stick a note on the wall that guarantees someone will get that $1-2 and make a different I would every time.
Much better than giving my money to some mega foundation that spends millions on the CEO annually.
That's so cool.
Sakina Halal Grill in DC gives meals to anyone who asks. I went there when I was in DC, the food is fantastic and they gave a homeless woman a meal while I was there. It was done subtly and with dignity. https://wjla.com/news/local/dc-restaurant-feeds-the-poor-and-homeless-every-single-day
I wonder how we could expand that into a big scale, like society or something
You mean like charity?
Or taxes idk
This system is voluntary.
Taxes are not.
Pretty huge difference, imho
Taxes arent voluntary though, that system is.
The pizza shop doesnt threaten me with violence if i dont put up a sticky note
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
The wife looks like she should’ve played Jasmine in Aladdin.
SHOUT OUT TO WINNIPEG
Wow, this is such a great and kind idea!
That would never work in Brazil. Srsly
Why is that?
There is this spread belief in Brazil you need to take advantage in everything. If you got the time look up for Gerson's Law in Wikipedia will summarize everything g to you
Just read that. I think that law is usually confined to the countries with poor or very less resources for way too much population. It's understandable that in Third world countries you need to be the Alpha and do your absolute best in order to stand out from the rest and lead a comfortable life.
Indeed, and this is a support for the spread corruption scandle the country is facing right now, there are some good people trying to do the right thing. But overtime you get crashed by the rest of the major culture and just give up on trying to help other. This is why the OP video would never work I brazil, would do a great news content to air in the major news channel, but the business owner would bankrupt when "regular" customer figure out they could just take for free the slice.
But the Gerson's law stands true for all Latin American countries
Gerson's Law in Wikipedia
Gerson's Law in Wikipedia
Sounds like a Vietnamese girl I use to date. She made $80k a year but would take as much she could from restaurants, hotels, etc.
Weird how some cultures have the same "Get yours" mentality
Hey [friends|family] let's go to the pizza place with smelly homeless people for lunch!
Being a philanthropist feels great but take 99 out of 100 of those people and make them eat every meal next to the people they want to help and they'll give up on philanthropy. This whole thread is basically facebook thoughts and prayers
'The hungry ', its so entirely fucked that there's a group, or class, of people who are so well known that they have a name, yet their own country largely ignores them. Capitalism is horrible.
I don't get americans. They love feel good stories about people doing things to help the poor, but any government plans to help the poor get shut down because socialism bad.
And we'll get downvoted for pointing it out.
Edit: apparently not anymore
And if you talk about captitalism socialists downvote you, its called freedom of speech.
A) Did you post on the wrong thread? What do Americans have to do with it? This is in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Advanced, progressive, left-leaning Canada. Not America.
B) Learn economics.
A) While the video might not be happening in the US, I'll bet you that most of the people upvoting the OP are from the US.
B) It doesn't matter what economic result is, it's still portrayed as a feel good story about someone helping the poor.
Sure, but i'm trying to help you understand America. Your second point was: "any government plans to help the poor get shut down because socialism bad."
I said you should learn economics because this isn't socialism. This is the free market voluntarily providing charity at no taxpayer cost. So yes, both 'socialism bad' and 'charity good' can coexist peacefully, and they do in America.
Your comment is bullshit and you know it. Pizza doesn't fix the hungry problem among needy residents. I grew up on welfare and the food we bought with our welfare check was a lot more sustainable and nutritions than any fast food we could buy for $1 a pop. Welfare at the government level is still vastly better than individual donations of prepared food since it's inherently more costly to provide.
My comment is on the model, not the food.
I actually edited out where I wrote "(nutritionally deficient)" in the post because this is r/MadeMeSmile and I was trying not to be a dick about the pizza. I totally agree with you that pizza is a shit 'meal' but it's more food than a gulp of air so unless we're going to be posting to r/ChoosingBeggars keep it positive about the pizza.
My entirely valid point is that: if the government were to be providing these same slices of pizza to these same homeless, they would be A) stealing money from every citizen (not just those who choose to donate), B) paying more than $8.00/pizza or $1.00/slice for the pizza, C) running some sort of process to decide which homeless 'qualified' for free pizza and making them wait around until they were verified as eligible, D) setting some nutritional standards for the pizza that likely would make it borderline inedible, and E) tacking on 10-20% above the total cost of all of this to cover staff to "manage" the whole cluster. And that's just off the top of my head.
"Less efficient, most costly, worse result." The motto of government-mandated 'charity'.
Government provides housing, food, and welfare the world over for fantastically low cost. You're just morally opposed so you'll never agree with it, but don't lie to try and make up for your moral stance.
Government provides literally nothing for a "fantastically low cost." You're just immorally in favor of government intervention so you'll never disagree with it, but don't lie and try to make up for your immoral stance.
I never said your stance was immoral, not sure why you're calling mine so. I'm saying it's fine to be morally opposed to something and that you don't need to say false things to cover that.
Nothing false was said but while I do appreciate that you didn't call my position immoral-- the notion that a little intellectual elite in some distant capital can decree that some sector of the population has a compelled duty to provide for some other sector of the population (at the elite's discretion) is immoral.
It's well borne out by research and common sense, and by members of both "sides", that government doesn't spend money efficiently. This isn't a controversial issue, and your stance, that government intervention is the only way to address economic scarcity, is entirely emotional seemingly because you're a fan of the free things you got.
I just want those free things to be paid for by people who want to pay for them. As OPs post shows-- there exist those people.
Healthcare is proof that relying on a capitalist system to provide the basics to people means the poorest amongst us suffer the worst. A strong welfare system is vital to the US progressing as a world power.
Because these stories are "proof" you don't need social policies
Even these stories aren't unanimously loved. There are more then a few Americans who would scream about how they're making those poor people dependent on them and how it'll get abused by people who don't really need the help. In general we fucking hate poor people in this country.
Socialism doesnt work.
I wonder how long it will take for someone entitled to just get the free pizza despite not needing it.
If that was America it would be ruined by some fat girl with 7 screaming kids.
Am I wrong to say that they aren’t feeding them for free. Other customers are paying for it right?
Right, but they built a system that is free for the homeless.
I applaud the system it just seemed like they were taking credit by never saying no to someone who’s hungry.. but they’d say no if they didn’t have a sticky note lol.
Right but the sticky note is a representation of currency generated through kindness. There will always be a currency so long as people are kind.
They probably wouldn't, to be honest. I know several places that run programs like this from their restaurants. They don't turn anyone away, but this gives them the chance to bring the community in to help defray the cost. They SHOULD take credit for this -- they have set up the system, the infrastructure, to make this happen.
Okay, I see your point. 👌🏻 I withdraw my charges. 😂
Other customers are paying a dollar. Maybe subsidizing it, but they're not paying for it outright unless those slices are $1 a piece.
Brown people ruining America yet again. Don't they know Jesus said not to feed the hungry because then they would have no incentive to work? /s
Having been down on my luck before, this means the world to me. What a bunch of special people.
This is what Islam is for the vast majority of American Muslims, as I cannot speak for all. I can say this very much for my community
Peg city baby. In an environment that tries to kill you for a good half of the year it helps to be nice
This needs to spread.
SFC Pizzeria in Winnipeg, Manitoba
CBC News - 'They want to bless each other': New Winnipeg pizzeria lets customers donate a slice to others in need
Wholesome reposts get upvotes from me.
Not when I've seen it 12 times already
We really should have some kind of system in place to collect unsold food from supermarkets and restaurants and deliver it to homeless shelters and the like.
I truly can't believe that we're considering getting mundane things like potting tools delivered by drone before 6PM and something like this doesn't already exist.
If endless free food existed it would encourage even more homeless drug addicts.
I'm sure it would. You're absolutely right. What was I thinking trying to end needless waste.
Fuck me right?
The only thing stopping you from becoming a homeless drug addict is access to free food?
Indian boi doing good, so proud of it.
Apparently they had expand their blessings wall. The first one is full.
You beautiful human being!
This is wholesome economics at work 😄
this is brilliant
That's a great idea.
This made me tear up and I don't know why.
Plain only, toppings $ 0.50 extra.
Rosa's in Philadelphia have been doing this for the last couple of yesrs. They allow you to pay ahead and in return you get a sticky note. You can write a kind message on it and put it up on their wall. It's now covered top to bottom in sticky notes.
🎥 Rosa's Fresh Pizza: Pizza Shop that Helps Feed the Homeless in ...
The woman looks like Gal Gadot when she smiles.
Shawn Michaels with the free pizza slice
I wonder if this was pre bald or post bald Michaels with free pizza
Now this is how you get me to donate a dollar. Not to some charity I haven't vetted and will probably forget the second I press 'no'.
I'd rather see my money fo directly to someone or something (pets for example).
Line at McDonald's, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, etc: would you like to donate a dollar to our in house charity where we probably only use 40% of that dollar to help <thing being supported> while 60% is going to executives OR the thing we are actually supporting is anti-LGBT?
The smallest things make the biggest difference! I love this!!
This is great but it was originally thought up by another man. You give a dollar and they put a post it note on the wall that people with no money can then take and redeem for a slice. Great thing to do.
Wow so nice of them to ask their customers to pay for the food of the homeless. 👏👏👏
A dollar a slice of how much ? 1/12?
That’s wonderful!! I hope more businesses do things like this.
This is such a good idea! They can’t just give away pizza or people will abuse it. This creates an opportunity to help without hurting the business. I hope people don’t abuse the free pizza sticky notes though
The wife is pretty hot
This should be everywhere
Panera Bread tried this and failed miserably. It’s Nobel and great but difficult to execute.
There is a hot dog place that does this near me. My kids and I will fill the wall up if they are empty. It's $1/ticket and that give a free hotdog with a water.
People are so trashy in my area, they would use a sticky note even if they can afford it.
Judging by the amount of donations, there will always be enough to feed the hungry and have money left over. If someone close to me did this I’d eat there more just to donate.
Canada is evil. They're trying to kill everyone with diabetes by being so God damned sweet. Leading by example should be their slogan.
I'm not crying it's just my dysregulation
Dievas davė dantis; Dievas duos ir duonos.
If I ever find myself in Winnipeg, I’m going there to support them. This is awesome.
Of course I hope someone does this locally too.
If I ever find myself in Winnipeg
If I ever find myself in Winnipeg
Sips from his vodka in rural Slovenia...
I like this a lot. Really cool. If I lived near them I would eat there for sure.
I'm curious when this started and if it is still going on. This is a nice feel-good gif but people are shit and I'm afraid this will be abused and shutdown pretty quick
Honestly, here I am wasting the prime of my life in a career I fucking hate just to make as much money as possible when all I really want to do is this.
Good for them, this is something we should all aspire to be.
This is a really good idea but I would always be afraid that some Karen would come in and use one because she didnt want to pay.
They probably do, on occasion, but that's their moral/karmic burden to deal with. I look at it like this -- what I choose to do or not to do, when given the opportunity to maybe help someone, is the burden on my soul (or my karmic burden or whatever I'm giving out to the universe). What they choose to do with the help I offer is on them. If it's a scam, that's their burden to ultimately answer for, but if it's not a scam, and I've chosen NOT to help "just in case" then that burden is on me.
In our culture 🤭
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That wall thing is a brilliant idea.
what a great idea
This is awesome. Pay it forward in practice.
This is amazing. I feel like a lot of people (myself included) don't like giving money to homeless because they are worried they would A) just buy booze or B) that they are scammers and aren't really homeless. This solves the first problem and hopefully the second problem would be less frequent since it's in their store. I'd be happy to give this place some dollars if it was near me.
Wasn’t this same idea also done by someone in NYC?
Isn’t every pizzeria feeding the hungry?
I wish Olympia and Seattle would get on this
Thats a homie-slice.
that's my home town, proud to be a North End girl, for life!!
If you can survive growing up in the North end of Winnipeg you can survive anything!!
This is so heartwarming, seeing those notes (plus the food) will definitely make somebody's day!
This is so sweet. I hope it catches on to other places.
There's a coffee shop near the campus of my daughter's school that does this -- almost identical (donate $1, post-it note goes up on the board that can be redeemed for a free barista coffee drink. I don't think they actually ever turn anyone away though, even when there isn't an available note).
There's a restaurant here in DC that feeds the homeless - https://wjla.com/news/local/dc-restaurant-feeds-the-poor-and-homeless-every-single-day
Absolutely beautiful idea!
Is this the capitalist feel good story? People didn't starve to death? Sure it's very kind from the people who gave the pizzas to the needy, but still. I feel this should be the bare minimum.
Those evil capitalist pigs, feeding the poor without going through the government.
A good portion of these feel good stories annoy me, but this one is so wholesome. Man, what a thing to do for a company. This is the kind of thing that inspires other companies to do the same.
Does anyone have the source video?
I love Winterpeg.
I have a hard core republican "friend" who says she hates poor people; wishes they all would just die. Her husband continuously gives the ol' "pick themselves up by their bootstraps" argument.
Yeah I made a political statement. It's because it needs to be said; that the conservative, republican, people of faith continuously exhibit a lack of compassion if not a blatant hatred for those in need. They do so while screaming "Socialism". A lack of compassion is what is missing in the United States.
Lol of course this is in Canada
Try this in NYC and it would be a complete shit show.
I lived in Brooklyn, and even when I paid cash (without any change) for a slice of people, I would get harassed "buy me a slice" "why don't you give me half".
Here is a similar situation in D.C. Not quite as hard-core as NYC, but still a major US metropolitan city with our share of homeless people. It can be done.
You paid cash for a slice of people? That’s horrible.
Now that is breathtaking.
I wanted to say something but i just dont know how to describe this
This makes me cry because when you're homeless people treat you like garbage, worse than garbage, like you're nothing. They avert their eyes and ignore you when you say hi for fear you'll ask for money. They talk to you like you aren't human. Like you are just an inconvenience and a burden. If I had seen these notes while I was homeless it would have made me feel so good. Honestly the best part about this isn't even the food. I bet so many people have their spirits lifted by the messages on those sticky notes. What a great idea.
Damn thats a good idea. Good job!
Is this in Winnipeg?
This perfectly shows how Indians have been morally correct through generations!! Keep up the gud work PPL!!
I almost starved to death in college.
Ramen saved my life. And bread.. good times.
Publicity stunts are getting boring.
People love these kinds of stories yet clutch their pearls at the mere concept of socialism.
The problem with this, at least if it happened in my city, is that the restaurant would become a hub for homelessness. They would loiter and sleep around the building (no offense but they usually arent the cleanest), and would most likely drive away a bunch of normal customers. Its a good idea but theres a reason its not widespread.
That pizza place is making big bank while looking good in the process. Everyone is a winner here.
I like this, people creating local power that ignores government
Not to be pessimistic but some asshole will one day go into the pizzeria and take some free pizzas and binge on them for days so they dont have to pay for food leaving the actual hungry with nothing to eat
Nope. I don't think the owners would be dumb enough to let someone hog all of the free slices.
It is a beautiful sentiment, but should NOT be necessary.
That's so awesome
Didn’t some other pizza place over in philly do this a while back?
I think I heard of a coffee shop doing this before too. This is great.
So these guys are great cause they're letting people buy food for other people?.. rather than... Giving away some free food?
This gave me the biggest smile today. Thank you for sharing this with us OP.
Honestly I’d donate if a local business would do this. Everyone matters.
What an excellent system.
I would totally love to try out their pizza. It's got this feel of "Made with love." I would also donate as much money as possible. I try to donate money as often as I can. Where I am from, at the McDonalds, you can donate your money at the drive through with a little slot underneath the drive-thru window. I pay in cash and drop change in the slot every single time. Sometimes a dollar or two. There was a man from my country who was on TV once. He made a lot of money with a building called Honest Ed's and he also bought a theatre. He was on TV giving out turkeys to people. He was quoted as saying, "Give til' it hurts and keep giving til' it feels good." I won't ever forget those words. It is also sad that his building no longer exists. The city tore down Honest Ed's. It is as famous as Sam the Record Man where I am from. That, sadly has also been torn down. It was near the site of filming for a really cool movie on Netflix, Short Circuit 2.
"choke on this, b."
Dang, who would even need a slice after that snack at the counter
MadeMeSmile aside, that is one really good looking couple.
Leave it to a small business that probably doesnt make much profit in the first place to show us and other corporations that humans come first over profit give reddit the name of the business and we will make them boom
I could see this working well in some places... But not in others.
I used to work downtown and I would go to the food court at the train station to get pizza most days and eat with my headphones in while I watched whatever movies I had on my phone.
Problem was homeless people. Just too many homeless people. Some days I'd have a guy approach me before I got to the counter, another two or three who would actually interrupt me, tap me on the shoulder, and ask for money.
I'm not a social person in the best of situations... But this made me super uncomfortable.
Most were at least polite. Sometimes they seemed high. Other times they seemed aggressive/intimidating. Many times they wouldn't just ask for money, they would tell a story first.
"Hey man... You from around here? I grew up three blocks from here. Yup. I know all about this city. Don't live here anymore. You have kids? Yup, I have two. Was tough when I was deployed. I'm actually trying to get home to see then. My ex wife moved to the suburbs and... Well.... Do you think you could help me out? I just need four more dollars for the ticket. It's my son's birthday. "
I don't want to be rude. I can't walk away, I'm waiting for my food or trying to eat it. I don't want to feel like an ass, but I also don't have time to spend listening to homeless people or coming up with excuses of went I don't want to pay them.
I eventually just stopped going.
Sanji will be proud
There’s a place that does the same exact thing in Philly! (also post-it notes and pizza)
Philly had one. I hit that place up every time i went downtown... they had to close due to lack of business. :(
I hate to be the person that’s says “we live in a society”
But if there were proper social services being provided in that area those people wouldn’t have to worry about food.
Some people are so amazing, this is a such a genius idea. I wonder how it could be adapted to other industries but minimise the potential abuse. I'm definitely going to figure out some way to implement this in the near future 🤔
Just wait for the first scumbag who dosen't need the money to grab all the donations.
noticed hungry locals come in who didn't have money for a slice.
noticed hungry locals come in who didn't have money for a slice.
So did they originally just go in there to tease themselves?
Many homeless and less fortunate will go into cheaper priced, locally owned establishments, and ask if there is a possibility of a handout. It’s quite common.
Restaurant is now closed :(
Don’t be sad, it’ll be open again tomorrow!
First of all I love this
I’m worried about some less than upstanding people walking in and taking advantage
In our culture . Which culture ?
Middle Eastern/South Asian culture
If that was in America, some redneck family would abuse that system each and every day unfortunately.
Or they could work for ten minutes at their shop? Clean a toilet or mop the floors
The girl is so damn cute. Wholesome gif.
Nice of the people. The business is just selling slices that may never get used. Not exactly nice.
Food is food
Right but they're making dollars for slices that may never get used. They're not doing a nice thing.
So they’re giving food to people that may otherwise not have food, and reducing food waste.
Yeah, it’s a pretty good thing to do.
They are charging for the slices. But the slices may never be eaten, and instead may remain on the wall as sticky notes. That means they're making a dollar profit for a single sticky note for every slice not claimed. Not a good thing.
They are charging for the slices.
They are charging for the slices.
Not true. People are voluntarily giving them the slices. Big difference. It’s safe to say these people that are donating to a system likes this are cool with floating the literal $1 bill until a homeless person shows up to get a free slice.
Your statement would be true if they pocketed one out of every few dollars donated, but as long as each sticky note is used to provide a meal to a person then it’s definitely a good thing.
For every little post it that doesn't get used they make a 100 percent profit. Not hard to comprehend.
...how do you know they don’t all get used? Do you have some information we don’t?
I said if. How do you know they do?
So you’re just going to assume they have some they don’t use? Weird thing to feel pessimistic about with zero evidence lol
U give food or money to needy ppl God will give u back a lot more
So, if you are referring to the Christian God, this is not true or biblical. We are called to give because He first gave to us. We are called to love because He first loves us. It’s that simple.
God and the Bible NEVER say that if you give you will have good health and wealth. We, as Christians, give because we are grateful for what we have been given and because we follow the example of Christ, who had “no place to lay His head” (meaning no home/wealth).
Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is teaching a false doctrine and the Bible strongly warns against that as well.
*a lot more people to feed for free once the word gets out
So you'd do it expecting something in return from God? How about just giving without expectation of God's blessing or karma?
It’s not that, it is a way to encourage ppl to care for each other.
And God the creator will reward us with more wealth health for me and my family etc.
I don't need encouragement to do good, I do it for its own sake. What would you do if God told you to do evil? Think for yourself or obey blindly?
What the business is doing: Offering $1.00 slices of pizza to the homeless.
What the business is selling itself as doing: Solving "hunger" by giving away pizza to the homeless. ("In our culture, if somebody asks for food we don't say no to them because they're hungry.")
What the patrons are doing: Voluntarily buying the homeless a slice of pizza for $1.00.
What the patrons think they're doing: Fighting capitalism ("People over profits")
What's actually happening: The Free market and private charity are providing meals to the homeless for less money overall than any government-run program on earth.
P.S.: At $1.00 per slice, the pizzeria is still making money, so to whatever DB wrote "People over profits" after paying their $1.00 doesn't understand economics.
Have a wank and go back to sleep.
Judging by your username... that's your plan for the rest of the day?
It’s fine some hungry folks still got a meal.
Seriously its a fucking dollar
Someone doesn’t know the value of a dollar to someone who can’t afford shoes.
This is a PR stunt. No one wears those clothes to work in a pizza shop
Who cares hungry people got a meal.
I see no problem in dressing up for a camera. We don't get a lot of coverage in Winnipeg and I'm honestly pretty happy to see someone I've "met" in my home city on reddit. People look nice sometimes if they think people are watching
Not even if they know they’re going to be filmed?
Yeah right? Fuck those homeless with their cushy lives, freezing, starving and numbing the pain of existence with crippling addictions. Pizza is the gateway. Shut the front door you goon.
I don't even get how people in this city can be so numb to those struggles. They get pissy about harvest and siloam and welfare, but they shut up when I tell them to spend even a night outside with no food, water, shelter, belongings, or dignity in the absolutely brutal conditions we get here. People die in "better" conditions
I mean, the idea and all is great. But by one dollar for that small piece, don't they still make profit? That's 1/8 of a 6$ Pizza.
I don't know how much a Canadian dollar is worth.
They are a business. They still have to make a profit to exist. If they stop making a profit. They go under. Then there is no pay-it-forward pizza program. I'm sure the profit margin on those $1 slices is pretty slim relative to the regular profit margin. You have to remember the cost of that slice is more than just the ingredients, there is time, equipment maintenance, the post-it notes (those are God awful expensive!), Labor, rent, gas, electric, water...
I know that it's not just the ingredients. I was taking about a 6$ retail price.
I guess you should see it as a win win. They would eventually stop doing it without making profit or even loss from it. At least in that way they can continue doing it.
Wether they are making profits or not I guess it's awesome, so yeah, strike that comment of mine.
They've still got overhead to worry about. If I walk up the road and buy a slice I'm spending 3-5 dollars.