Deployed troops are getting a special treat from veterans this Super Bowl Sunday—Chicago pizza.
Pizzas4Patriots, a non-profit run by Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Evans, will send deep dish pizzas to troops overseas for the ninth year in a row this Sunday.
Check it out (via Fox News):
Evans explains that the idea started on July 4 eight years ago. He was eating pizza with his son while watching the news.
“My son looked at the soldiers in Iraq on TV and he asked me what they were eating. I told him Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)– not pizza,” Evans recalled. “He asked me if we could send them some pizzas.”
Evans, who made some important friends from his years in the military, decided to reach out to General David Petraeus. In an email, Evans explained to Petraeus that he wanted to send 2,000 pizzas to Iraq. From there, a cheesy partnership was born.
Pizzas4Patriots has sent pizza to soldiers on the 4th of July and Super Bowl Sunday every year since. The organization also sends pizza to VA hospitals across the country as well.
“Some people do incredible things. Look at Trump. Look at Neil Armstrong. No one thought they could do what they said they were going to do,” Evans says.
He added,“We’re very blessed.”