It was March last year, and it was clear that gathering in large groups wasn’t safe. So the Wharton graduate student came up with a way to get rid of all of the pizza dough he had made for the party — and bring a smile to everyone’s face at the same time.
“I (told) my friends that if they come over, I will lower them pizza onto the street,” Berman, 28, told CNN.
A fun idea with friends soon turned into a way to make a big impact on the community.
“I wanted to make an impact in areas that I felt like were hit particularly hard this year,” said Berman. “Two things that I know people are really struggling with is food security and homelessness this year more than ever before.”
For each pizza drop, he makes his favorite cheese pizza, finished with basil and his homemade garlic oil on the crust.
He says he is humbled by all the interest in his project and will continue to make pizzas and give back to the community.