Good Pizza is not your typical pizza joint, but founder Ben Berman designed it to spread joy during the pandemic. Back in March, according to CBS, the grad student had the idea to give away free pizzas that he made in his one-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia. Some people wanted to pay so he set up a donation jar and he hasn’t stopped yet. He spends days making dough and sauce, then those who are lucky enough to win his pizza “lottery” can come and get it, as the pizza is lowered down to them via a pulley system from his second-story window.
"I realized I could make people smile by dropping slices of pizza out my window, and that was really the original idea," Berman explains. People are into the idea, so far, he’s raised $30-thousand for groups that fight homelessness and hunger.
“Donations that have come in through people from all over the world, people without any expectation of ever trying pizza," Berman says. "Anyone that donates to us, 100% of what they give is being given away.”