Man raises $30,000 for charity making pizza at home and dropping slices out of his window

The man used a pulley system to safely delivery pizza from his window
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By , 100.3 Jack FM

A slice of pizza is hard to turn down, regardless of how it’s being served.

With many restaurants closing in 2020, pizza lovers were forced to find creative ways to continue ordering their favorite meal.

One man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began making pizza and dropping it out of the window to customers on the sidewalk to ensure a safe distance, Fox News noted.

Ben Berman went viral recently after raising $30,000 by making pizza from home since March. He explained he didn't start the business to turn a profit, so he asks customers to make charitable donations instead.

“Donations that have come in through people from all over the world, people without any expectation of ever trying pizza,” he explained.

The graduate student used a pulley to safely lower slices to the ground from his second-story apartment, WDBJ 7 reported.

“I realized I could make people smile by dropping slices of pizza out my window, and that was really the original idea,” Berman said.

The pizzas are homemade over the course of several days. Berman makes the dough, the sauce, and puts it all together on the third day.

He explained that the small gesture has made a big impact on his life.

"I don’t have many large family memories that aren’t centered around food," he said, adding, "It just has been a big part of my life."

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