Pizza 4 Patriots, DHL, Uno
team up to deliver a slice
of home to US troops
Jan 31, 2011 10:46 AM
Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization, is partnering with logistics company DHL and Uno Chicago Grill to dish out 7,000 pizzas to US servicemen and women on the largest pizza-eating day of the year for Americans—Super Bowl Sunday.
Enough Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to feed around 28,000 servicemen and women, provided to Pizzas 4 Patriots at-cost by Uno Chicago Grill, will leave the DHL New York Gateway, headed for several bases throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and the Philippines in time for Super Bowl events February 6. DHL Express has donated its global shipping network for the delivery, shipping more than 53,000 pizzas in support of US military personnel overseas since 2008.
“As a retired member of the military, I am very appreciative of my local community and patriots across the country who continue supporting our ongoing initiatives that bring reminders of home to our US troops stationed thousands of miles away,” said Ret MSgt Mark Evans. “The reactions that we continue to get for this effort from families, friends of the military, and the troops themselves are always heartfelt and encouraging.”
The pizzas, along with letters of support to the troops, are transported from New York through the DHL hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, where they move onward to regional DHL hubs in the Middle East and Asia. DHL provides door-to-door, final-mile delivery for the entire distribution, working closely with the US military to ensure the pizzas are delivered fresh and ready to heat and serve at various military bases. A ceremonial send-off will take place February 1 from Uno’s restaurant at 432 Columbus Avenue in New York NY.
“Uno is delighted to once again partner with Pizzas 4 Patriots to ensure our troops can enjoy a slice of home during this year’s Super Bowl,” said Frank Guidara, Uno’s chief executive officer.
DHL has been selected by the Department of Defense for service to numerous locations around the globe based on the service capabilities and “first in market” approach provided in support of US servicemen and women.
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