Marco’s Pizza in Greensboro has announced that it’s donating 200 pizzas a week to Greensboro-area charities, educators, first-responders and organizations helping to address the pandemic fallout.

Marco’s is taking nominations of those who deserve thanks until April 15.  To suggest a person or organization who’s making a positive impact in these troubling times, you can go to  Submissions will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 Marco’s will let you know if your submission has been selected.

Marco’s Pizza, an “authentic Italian” pizza chain based out of Toledo, Ohio, currently has three restaurants in this area: one in Greensboro on Stanley Road, one in Reidsville and one in Salisbury.

While many businesses have been shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, pizza places have, as a rule, been doing very well since pizza is a popular takeout and delivery choice and many people have been basically stuck at home for a year.  Papa John’s stock, for instance, was at $35 a share last March, but it shot up to $100 a share until a slight pullback in February.  Pizza is also a well-known comfort food – something that’s much appreciated and much needed during a global pandemic.

In April, Marco’s will open a restaurant at 1600-B New Garden Road in Greensboro. 

Travis Cole, the owner of the Greensboro Marco’s Pizzas, stated in a press release why he’s decided to give out free pies right now to charities, educators and first responders.  He said it’s “a small gesture to show our appreciation for their efforts.”

Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco.  The chain has more than 800 restaurants in 34 states.