Pie’s On Pizzeria owner John Landi continued his tradition of providing a free meal on Christmas to anyone who would ask. Landi had a room full of elves making sure 500 meals were delivered or served Christmas Day. The party began before noon and lasted until around 3 p.m.
“This is such a great event. It does show the Christmas spirit,” Stacey Delong said.
Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St., offers sign-up sheets on the days leading up to Christmas.
“It helps us get a handle on how many meals we need to make,” one of the elves said.
The coordinators get a phone list and run down the numbers to let people know the meals are on the way.
Deliveries started around 11 a.m. to make sure everyone had something for a holiday meal. A little more than 300 deliveries were made throughout the borough and to the surrounding communities.
Lori Dettmer came in from Northampton. She comes in every year just to help out.
“Most everyone here is a volunteer, and we see the same people every year. It helps make our Christmas better,” Landi said.
Next year? Same time and place.