D’Allesandro’s Pizza is delivering over 200 free pizzas to poll workers and voters waiting in line to cast their ballots on Election Day. By the end of Election Day on Tuesday, D’Allesandro’s co-owners Nick and Ben D’Allesandro will have delivered 200 free pizzas.
Former Charleston County Democratic chairman Brady Quirk-Garvan helped make the deliveries possible with a GoFundMe campaign and giving the downtown pizza shop a list of polling locations, Nick D’Allesandro said.
“Brady Quirk-Garvan and I were talking about getting pizza to the polls, and he was able to put together some funds to cover our costs of the pizzas,” he said.
This isn’t the first time D’Allesandro’s has delivered free pies for folks in the community. In 2019, they brought pizzas to TSA agents at Charleston International Airport who were working without pay during the government shutdown. In May, an in-kind donation by D’Allesandro’s helped residents of the Wappoo Shores neighborhood in West Ashley feed local police, firefighters and first responders. And later that month, Ben delivered pizzas to a crew stranded on a cargo ship in the Charleston Harbor.
The D’Allesandros will utilize their shops in Summerville, downtown Charleston and Greenville to deliver the pies on Election Day.
“I’ll be delivering to the north area from the Nexton store, and my parents will be delivering from the downtown store to the Charleston area,” Nick said. “We’ll be delivering at lunch and dinner time.”