In a special fundraiser called Pizza 4 Patriots, Uno in Boston hopes to raise enough money to send 10,000 pizzas to U.S. troops stations in Afghanistan. The fundraiser is happening all month with sales of a $5 coupon book going towards the cause. The books will be sold throughout December up until January 1.
Since 2009, Pizza 4 Patriots has sent over 50,000 pizzas to U.S. service men and women overseas (400,000 slices to 200,000 soldiers). The pizzas are delivered overnight by DHL, who donates the delivery to the cause.
“With the passing of time, some Americans have shifted their attention from the conflicts thousands of miles away, but our troops are still there and we never, ever want to forget them,” said Frank Guidara, CEO, Uno Chicago Grill and veteran. “Uno can show its appreciation by sending them a taste from home, namely a deep-dish pizza. And we know it means a great deal to the troops — especially those that are in forward positions without the comforts of home available to them.”
Operation Pizza Bowl is the annual event for P4P that was conceived by retired Air Force Master Sergeant Mark Evans and his son Kent in Elk Grove, Illinois. This particular part of P4P delivers pizza in time for the troops to enjoy it during the Super Bowl.
Uno also donates pizza to the local VA hospitals and offers military discounts and appreciation events. You can find out more at Pizzas4Patriots.com.