New York: Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization, is teaming up with DHL and Uno Chicago Grill to dish out 7,000 pizzas to U.S. service men and women on the largest pizza eating day of the year for Americans – Super Bowl Sunday.
Operation Pizza Bowl, an effort conceived by Retired Air Force Master Sergeant Mark Evans and his teenage son Kent (of Elk Grove, IL), will provide enough UNO deep-dish pizza to feed around 28,000 troops at several bases throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and the Philippines in time for Super Bowl events on Sunday, Feb. 6.
Following a brief press conference in New York City on Feb. 1, Master Sergeant Evans will be joined by local military personnel for a ceremonial pizza loading which will take place at the UNO restaurant located at 432 Columbus Avenue. Aided by local employees and executives of both UNO and DHL, the boxes will be loaded onto a DHL delivery vehicle.
The pizzas, which initially depart from JFK, will first stop in Bahrain, where they will be disseminated by DHL Express and the U.S. military to a number of forward operating bases.