Pizzas 4 Patriots is teaming up with international express shipping provider DHL Express to hand off piping-hot pizzas to troops serving abroad. The 5,000 pizzas will touch down in Afghanistan just in time for Super Bowl Sunday so soldiers can enjoy a taste of home while watching the NFL championship game February 1. For the seventh year in a row, DHL Express is donating the resources of its global express shipping network to the non-profit organization Pizzas 4 Patriots to send enough pizza to feed every US soldier stationed in Afghanistan. The delicious meals will be provided this year by Rich Products Corporation. “Having served overseas, I personally know that having a taste of home on Super Bowl Sunday is a powerful experience for troops stationed abroad,” said Retired Master Sergeant Mark Evans, founder of Pizzas 4 Patriots. “I am grateful to DHL Express for donating its shipping services, and to Rich’s, for making this experience possible for our brave servicemen and women.”
DHL Express employees will load the perishable pizzas onto direct US flights to the Middle East, re-icing the pies along the route and tracking the shipments every step of the way. The pizzas will be distributed to Bagram Airbase and then on to various forward operating bases in Afghanistan. DHL Express will provide final, door-to-door delivery of the pies, working closely with the US military to ensure the pizzas are delivered fresh and ready to eat at the military bases. Since 2008, Pizzas 4 Patriots has worked with DHL Express to send nearly 150,000 pizzas in support of US military personnel overseas, including a record-setting pizza delivery confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2012. For more information on Pizzas 4 Patriots, access the website at www.Pizzas4Patriots.com. To learn more about DHL Express, go to www.dp-dhl.com. Additional information about Rich Products can be found at www.richs.com.