How does the event work?
No advance ticket purchase is necessary. Purchase tickets at the door for $1 each. Each ticket can be exchanged for a slice, a soda, a dessert, or a raffle ticket. VIP passes are available in advance through this link so you and a friend can skip to the head of the line for $150.
Where does the money go?
100% of the proceeds from Slice Out Hunger's $1 Pizza Party go directly to NYC hunger relief charities. Our 2019 beneficiary is Citymeals in Wheels.
Who runs the event?
Slice Out Hunger is a 501(c)3 nonprofit run entirely by volunteers. What began as a small pizza party in 2008 has evolved into a nationwide organization that hosts its flagship $1 Pizza Party in New York City every October (National Pizza Month).
Will my pizza be hot when I serve it?
Some pizza has traveled far while others come from a couple blocks away, so there is no guarantee the pizza will be hot. The logistics of bringing in ovens or hot plates is not possible at this time. We have shifted some pizzerias to later in the evening so pizza will not be sitting around for too long without being eaten. We will also have a few mobile ovens and pizza trucks on hand for the 2019 event, so their pizza will be fresh. VIPizza Passport holders will have special access to a reheating station thanks to our friends at Ooni!
Can I go through the room more than once?
In an effort to keep the line moving and serve more people, we do not permit multiple trips through the room. Please choose all your slices in a single pass.
Is there a limit to the number of slices I can purchase?
YES. In order to serve more people, there is a limit of 10 slice tickets per person. There are only two exceptions to this rule: VIPizza Pass holders may purchase unlimited slice tickets and the first 30 people in line (the most hardcore pizza lovers) will be allowed to purchase unlimited slice tickets.
Will there be gluten free or vegan options?
YES! Keep an eye out on social media and at the event for announcements regarding which pizzerias will have gluten free and vegan options. All pizzerias will have vegetarian options.
Why aren’t there any plates?
Plates cannot hold many slices, but a pizza box can! This is a special box, called the Green Box (what, you didn't see them on Shark Tank???), which has a perforated lid designed to break down into plates. Ask a SOH volunteer for help if you have trouble figuring it out!
Can I purchase more tickets if I run out?
All tickets must be purchased upon entry. Remember that every dollar you spend provides meals for New Yorkers who have difficulty affording food. 100% of the money we take in will go to the beneficiaries.
What if I have unused tickets?
No ticket will go unused even if we run out of pizza. You can use your tickets for drinks, desserts, and raffle prizes! We do not offer refunds.
Who are the sponsors and what did they do?
Our amazing sponsors make this event possible by donating product, financing event costs, and matching the event’s donation to NYC hunger relief charities. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us here.
Can I take more than one slice from a single pizzeria?
No. We want to serve as many people as possible so only one slice per pizzeria per person.
Can I pay for tickets with a credit card?
This event is CASH ONLY.
Can I purchase tickets in advance?
Standard entry requires no ticket! However, since the event draws loads of pizza lovers we do have a VIP ticket that allows you to skip to the head of the line. The VIPizza Passport will allow you and a guest to skip to the front of the line with 15 tickets to start -- all for a $150 donation. Single passes are available for $100.
Can I skip to the front of the line?
Yes! We’ll be running contests leading up to the event that will get you access to the front of the line. We'll also have to options for purchase that will let you advance to the front: The VIPizza Passport will allow you and a guest to skip to the front of the line with 15 tickets to start - all for a donation of $150 through our website. We also have a single ticket option for $100, which starts you with 10 pizza tickets.
I can’t be there on the day of the event, can I make a donation through your website?
Absolutely! Use this link!