What to Know
- Election Day is Nov. 3, 2020
- Order a takeout pizza on Oct. 27, post it with #DemocracyIsDelicious, and Samuel Adams, in partnership with The Great American Takeout, will send a pizza to the polls on Nov. 3
- Jerry's Patio Café & Bar in Marina del Rey is giving any guest wearing an "I Voted" sticker a free cookie through Election Day
Setting out to vote?
You know, from previous experiences, that you'll want a few essential things handy before you do so.
That could be a pair of sensible shoes on your feet, the better to stay comfortable as you wait to fill out your ballot. Or it might be a book to read, to pass the time before you enter your polling place.
But some sustenance is a good thing, above all, because feeling satisfied and fortified before you exercise your right to vote helps the process flow more smoothly.
And to help voters feel a bit fuller, The Great American Takeout, the months-long campaign that's been supporting our restaurants during the pandemic, is taking on a pie-in-the-sky idea with the help of partner Samuel Adams.
Or, rather, a pies-to-the-polls plan. For Samuel Adams will send pizzas to the polls on Nov. 3, lots and lots of pizzas, and there's a way you can help.
Order and purchase your own takeout pizza on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from whatever local place you love, and then post a picture on social media with the tag #DemocracyIsDelicious.
The Great American Takeout people'll keep an eye out for those exact photos and tags. And for every tag posted Samuel Adams will indeed send a complimentary pizza to people waiting to vote on Election Day ("up to a $5,000 value").
"(W)ith record-long lines, fueling Americans to stay in line at the polls is more important than ever," shared The Great American Takeout team in a statement.
This effort is part of Pizza to the Polls, which is " ...a non-profit, non-partisan organization that’s working with local pizza shops around the country to deliver free food to polling stations. Hungry people at the polls can request a pizza delivery by reporting their poll line at https://polls.pizza/report."
After your slice of pizza, and after you've voted, you may hanker for something from the dessert side of the menu. And here's something sweet: Jerry's Patio Café & Bar in Marina del Rey can help.
Guests at the restaurant who are rocking an "I Voted" sticker will be treated to a complimentary black & white mini cookie which, yes, is sporting red and blue hues.
Just be sure to visit on or before Nov. 3 to enjoy your gratis Election Day goodie.