The annual fundraising frenzy known as Slice Out Hunger returns next Wednesday to feed frugal pizza lovers with slices from some of the city's top pie joints. Now in its 6th year, the event not only offers up bargain basement slices to the hordes who descend on St. Anthony's Church, but also raises big bucks for Food Bank For New York City. Do you need more reasons to eat pizza?

On October 8th, pizzerias including Emily, Di Fara, Best Pizza, Heartwood, Forcella, Motorino, Ribalta and many, many more drop off loads of pies to the Sullivan Street church. Then at 6 p.m., the doors are flung open and line waiters are treated to $1 slices from any of the pizzerias. Also $1, other snacks including drinks, desserts and raffle tickets for prizes like a Paulie Gee's gift certificate or tickets to Adam Kuban's exemplary Margot's pizza pop-up.

Things always get a little hectic, especially the long lines that wrap around the block before the event begins. But besides the philanthropy angle, it's a fun way to test out pizzerias and determine if waiting on line or trekking to Midwood for the real deal is worth it. Unless you'd like to make a $100 donation, no advance tickets will be sold, so arrive early for your best shot at scoring the most popular pies.