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A nonprofit has sent 10,000 deep-dish pizzas to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Oman for Super Bowl Sunday.
Pizzas 4 Patriots provided the pizzas, and DHL Express donated the shipping services.
Since the pizzas are going to many forward operating bases in Afghanistan, they left the U.S. about two weeks ago, said Robert Mintz, spokesman for DHL Express. Pies will be delivered to Camp Bastion, Bagram Air Base and Kandahar Air Field, as well as the various forward operating bases.
Pizzas 4 Patriots and DHL Express has sent more than 132,000 pizzas to troops overseas since 2008.
“Since starting Pizzas 4 Patriots six years ago, we have gotten letters of appreciation from the military as well as from friends and family of those stationed overseas,” said the charity’s founder, retired Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Evans, in an announcement about the deliveries.“These are really heartwarming and make it all worthwhile.”
The charity also donates pizza to wounded and returning vets through efforts at Veterans Affairs Department hospitals and veterans events.