There’s a local pizza shop that’s doing good things for the community by honoring a former employee who is currently a US Marine. This is what it means to be a good neighbor. Mr. Rogers would be proud.

Let me introduce you to Genova Pizza

Genova is a pizza joint in Audubon, New Jersey that has been serving their community with delicious pizza for years. Earlier this year, the owners of Genova, the Doukali brothers, learned about a boy in their community who could use some help. According to 6abc, the family of two-year-old Callen McDonnell was knocked to their knees when Callen was diagnosed with leukemia. That’s when Ali Doukali came up with a great idea to put a cartoon of “Super Cal” on Genova Pizza boxes and offered a portion of pizza sales to Callen’s family to help with costs associated with his illness.

The Community Responds

The community responded by buying more than 300 of those pizzas, and the Doukali brothers knew they could do more.  During the month of September, a second local superhero is featured on the pizza box. This time, the hero is 20-year-old Harrison Whitman. Whitman is a member of the United States Marine Corps who, growing up, used to be a cook and delivery boy for Genova Pizza.

Whitman was injured while stationed in Arizona when a neurological issue made him lose consciousness as well as feeling in his legs. Currently, Whitman is stationed and being treated in San Diego, California with the Wounded Warrior Battalion West. He is expected to make a full recovery.

This time, a portion of sales of any classic or drunk grandma pizza will be donated to the Warrior Foundation.

And if you’re curious about the pizza (especially that drunken grandma – I’d love to be a fly on the wall for their holidays!), the Genova Pizza website describes their “classic” as: topped with our special tomato sauce, garlic oil blend and finished with fresh basil. The “drunken grandma” is homemade vodka sauce, topped on a warm golden crust, our garlic & oil blend, finished with fresh basil.

Learn more about our good neighbors at Genova Pizza HERE.

Here Are The Delaware Valley's Favorite Drunk Foods

Have you ever wondered what each state’s favorite drunk foods are? This awesome study by Online-Casinos.com reveals just that.

The drunk munchies are real. You know, that feeling when you drink too much, and you simply MUST eat food. You get in your Uber or opt to walk, to the nearest open place to eat. Usually, you get fries, pizza, chicken tenders, or things of the like. You just want something quick, fried, and delicious. Something salty, rich, and super-satiating. It’s one of the best-drunk experiences ever!

The team at Online-Casinos surveyed people who get drunk rather often to determine what foods they turn to in order to satisfy drunk cravings. They asked people across the U.S. and Canada. It’s actually pretty enlightening to see which states go for what.

The most popular drunk food across the board: burgers. But, that option doesn’t seem to be Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania’s go-to.

So, what are our go-to’s? What is the ultimate drunk food in each of the Delaware Valley states? What makes us tick? It’s actually more interesting than you’d think. You wouldn’t guess Pennsylvania’s at all, I presume. Let’s see, though.

Here are the Delaware Valley’s favorite drunk foods:

  • Delaware

    Mozzarella Sticks

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    Mozzarella sticks.

    They’re crispy. They’re cheesy. They’re greasy. They’re a drunk person’s dream. This is a really sensible choice. You also don’t havwe to go anywhere to get these necessarily. You can just throw some frozen ones in the oven/air fryer at home! They’re easily accessible and oh-so good for the drunk munchies.

  • New Jersey

    New Report Finds Chinese Restaurant Food Unhealthy

    Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    Chinese food.

    Of course! This makes a ton of sense. With takeout Chinese restaurants open pretty late, of course people hit them up for some drunk snacking. The food is super super filling and very oily. It’s a good hangover preventer. You may need an antacid in the morning depending upon how much you eat, though.

  • Pennsylvania

    Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One - Oktoberfest hosted by Andrew Zimmern

    Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images for NYCWFF

    Pierogies.

    Now this is a huge surprise. But like with any list, we as Philadelphians have to remember that there is more to Pennsylvania than our area. Apparently they’re doing some crazy things west of us. Like eating pierogies as drunk food. I would think pizza, but that’s fine. Honestly, it’s not a bad choice. Oily, filling, and super yummy.

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