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The people of Philadelphia are paying it forward with 8,300 slices of pizza at a restaurant that allows customers to buy a $1 slice for the hungry.

Pizza starts at only $1 at Rosa's Fresh Pizza, which opened on S. 11th Street in Philadelphia in December 2013.

Wartman estimated that the restaurant gives away food to 30 to 40 homeless people each day.
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What's your opinion on this social enterprise?
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Customers are paying for the pizza, the owner is not giving it away. Don't get me wrong, I applaud him for doing this, but the majority of credit should go to his amazing customers who are paying it forward! ❤ ❤ ❤
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Customers are paying for the pizza, the owner is not giving it away. Don't get me wrong, I applaud him for doing this, but the majority of credit should go to his amazing customers who are paying it forward! ❤ ❤ ❤
No he should get just as much credit! Many businesses chase the homeless away. I bought a meal for a homeless lady who was in front of a fast food restaurant and they wouldn’t let her come inside to eat it. They even gave me a look for buying her something.
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No he should get just as much credit! Many businesses chase the homeless away. I bought a meal for a homeless lady who was in front of a fast food restaurant and they wouldn’t let her come inside to eat it. They even gave me a look for buying her something.
He should be given credit for running a business where he created and popularized a program that enabled a lot of homeless people to get fed. The customers should be given credit for being good people, paying for a meal for someone in need, and participating in the program. They can all get credit, credit is not a finite resource.
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Perhaps in addition to the slices posted on the wall that people have paid for, the owner will give people pizza as well. Perhaps he posts a few notes himself just because. We need more details before we can say that he’s taking too much credit.
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I believe that the owner is giving away more pizza than money received from paying customers. Having a good heart and doing what’s in the best interest of people is most likely the owner’s payment.
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It’s his business, of course he should benefit from it. At least they can eat. How is he going to continue doing it if he doesn’t have resources for it tsk!
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What a great way to get the community involved in helping the homeless!! This is a great way to inspire and remind people that there are things they can do to build up and benefit their community—-not to mention think of the world outside themselves. 💗 💗 💗
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I have worked with many homeless folks for years and the number one worry they face is hunger, followed closely by warmth, safety, and a place to sleep. Please show compassion and love; it is their journey, their story to write. Your one simple act of kindness, even if it's a smile or a Hello, might just be the only decent thing someone has been shown in a long time.
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I mean the video clearly shows u that the customers pay for the pizza. What do u want the homeless people to do?
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