Sauce Pizzeria, which has locations in the East Village, Lower East Side and Herald Square, is making sure NYC medical workers get fed.
And the best part? You can help!
The newcomer pizzeria, known for its unique flavors like an Al Pastor Pie, recently started working with local hospitals to help feed the doctors and nurses working so hard to care for patients with COVID-19, often putting themselves in harm’s way. They started by allowing New Yorkers to “Purchase a Cheese Pie for a Hospital” while online ordering, but now they have shifted to a GoFundMe page which is easier for more people to contribute to and also allows them to scale faster to feed more workers.
They’re still matching a free pie to every pie donated, so that equates to $110 buying 10 pies and providing 40 meals. You can contribute whatever amount you are able to.
They are making sure to provide contact-free delivery to all the local hospitals they are working with, from New York Presbyterian to Weill Cornell Medical Hospital to NYC Langone Health.
So far they have delivered 2,000 pizza pies to over 20 different hospitals in the city, and want to do even more! They’ve now added the NYPD and FDNY to their drop-off sites, and will also start shipping meals from their sister restaurant Coco & Cru for anyone who can’t eat pizza. They are hoping to ramp up to pizza production to 900 pies per day.
“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,” they explained of how it began. “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.”
You can follow along with their efforts on their Instagram.
featured image source: Instagram / @saucepizzerianyc