Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:22AM
The file photo shows Rosa's Fresh Pizza owner Mason Wartman.
The file photo shows Rosa's Fresh Pizza owner Mason Wartman.
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Mason Wartman from Philadelphia has come up with a truly innovative way to feed the homeless.

Wartman, left his finance job and opened up Rosa's Fresh Pizza. The pizzeria is named after his mother.

The shop operates by a ‘Pay it Forward’ system. That means, customers who walk in to buy pizza, can also sponsor a slice for a homeless person.

Here’s how it works, you buy a slice of pizza for just a dollar. When you get your slice, you take a post-it note. You write an encouraging note or draw a picture on it then stick it to the restaurant's wall.

And every homeless person who wants a slice of pizza, comes into Rosa’s, grabs a post-it note off the wall, and uses it as trade for a slice. The shop gives away more than 40 slices of pizza to homeless people every day.

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