Many of you will enjoy watching the Super Bowl next Sunday with friends, family, beverages and pizza (hopefully Lou Malnati’s pizza), but our dedicated, honorable and hard working American troops defending our country overseas won’t have that luxury. However, through a non-profit organization called Pizza 4 Patriots, some of the troops in Iraq will be getting Lou Malnati’s pizza in time for the Super Bowl.
Pizza 4 Patriots buys Lou Malnati’s pizzas (we sell them to the group below cost), and we pack them for their long journey. The shipping is donated by DHL, the world’s leading express delivery and logistics company, which flies directly to many of the U.S. bases in Iraq. Thousands of pizza’s packaged in temperature-controlled containers will be picked up Friday, January 23, at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, and loaded onto DHL trucks. The shipment will fly from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York directly to the Middle East, with delivery to military bases just in time for Super Bowl celebrations.
Pizza 4 Patriots is the brain child of retired MSgt. Mark Evans, who was inspired by his son’s idea to send thousands of pizza’s to the troops in time for July 4th celebrations in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2008. This year he’s continuing his family’s mission by organizing the delivery of more than 2,000 pizzas for Super Bowl celebrations. “As a retired member of the military, I appreciate the support of the local community, Lou Malnati’s and DHL helping bring reminders of home to our U.S. troops stationed thousands of miles away,” said Ret. Sgt. Mark Evans. “The reactions we have received by families, friends of the military and the troops themselves about this initiative have been heartwarming.” If you would like more information on Pizza 4 Patriots, visit www.pizzas4patriots.com.