Down North Pizza: A Slice of Social Good in Philadelphia

Down North Pizza: A Slice of Social Good in Philadelphia

If you haven’t heard about Down North Pizza in Philadelphia yet, pay attention because this place serves more than just mouthwatering slices. It’s a pizzeria with a purpose, and it’s making waves in the local community for all the right reasons.

Nestled in the heart of North Philadelphia, Down North isn’t just any pizza joint. The restaurant, founded by Kurt Evans and Muhammad Abdul-Hadi, provides opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals. The founders saw a gap in the support system for people re-entering society after prison. They wanted to create a community hub that offers job training, employment, and a supportive environment for former prisoners. The team assists individuals in rebuilding by developing new skills and gaining valuable work experience.

Down North Pizza should be at the top of your list if you’re in Philly. Not only will you enjoy some of the best pizza around, but you’ll also be supporting a business that’s making a real difference. And if you’re not local, consider supporting their mission by spreading the word, following them on social media, or even donating to their cause.

Watch First We Feast’s Food Heroes as they visit the restaurant below, and then check out their website to find out more information!

In the premiere episode of FOOD HEROES, we visit Down North Pizza, the revolutionary Philly pizza joint that is changing lives and serving up a slice of social change.

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