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‘Random Acts of Pizza’ sent to thank Boston-area first responders

First responders in dozens of Boston-area communities are getting free shipments of food – primarily pizza – sent by people from across the globe who are eager to show their admiration and gratitude for the tireless work of the past week to treat victims, secure neighborhoods and track down two men who allegedly bombed the Marathon.

The meals and other treats are being delivered to Boston, Watertown, Cambridge, and other local police officers, State Police troopers, FBI and other federal officials, area EMTs and emergency dispatchers, nurses and doctors.

Much of the effort has been coordinated online, through social media and websites like Reddit.com. The campaign has been nicknamed “Random Acts of Pizza,” which has its own website, www.randomactsofpizza.com, which is described as a “sub-community” of Reddit.

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