Holiday Hunger Fight: Barro's Pizza donates all of Tuesday's profits to St. Mary's Food Bank

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- A local pizza chain is doing its part to fight hunger in Arizona. And now it's your chance to eat well, and give back to the community at the same time.

From open to close on Tuesday, Dec. 2, Barro's Pizza will donate all of its profits to the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, as part of the third annual Holiday Hunger Fight.

"This is the third year Barro's is doing this for us," says Jerry Brown of the Saint Mary's Food Bank Alliance. "They are donating100 percent of all profits today, all 35 stores, all going to Saint Mary's Food Bank."

Barro's Pizza, which is locally owned and operated, is continuing this fundraiser as a way to give back to the Arizona community that has given them so much love and support over the past 30 plus years.

Last year, all Barro's Pizza locations in the Valley combined were able to raise roughly $125,000 in just one day. This year, they want to surpass that number in order to feed more families over the holidays. Just one large pizza ordered is enough to fund 70 meals for those in need.

"The goal today is one million meals," says Brown.

"We feel strongly about the mission that St. Mary's Food Bank has set forth and we believe that being a part of an entire day to raise funds for the organization will help  some local families have a better holiday this year," said Mike Barro, Co-Owner of Barro's Pizza.

Going into this third year of fundraising for a great cause, Barro's Pizza is hoping to make this year record-breaking by bringing in more customers for a great cause. Use #BarrosHungerFight to help spread the word about the event on December 2.

To see a list of all the Barro's Pizza locations, please visit: www.barrospizza.com/locations

About Barro's Pizza
Barro's Pizza is a locally and family owned pizza operation with 35 locations around the Valley. The Barro's Pizza recipe comes from Grandma Angelina Barro who came from Italy in the 1930's, providing a pizza unlike any other. People may disagree on whether it's the thick crust with its light, flakey texture, which almost melts in your mouth, or the wonderful spiced sauce that is both tangy and sweet, that is the secret of this great tasting pizza. Barro's Pizza also provides wings, salads, sandwiches, pastas, gluten-free pizza options, dessert, beer and wine.  For more information, visit www.barrospizza.com.

About St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance was founded by John van Hengel and Kenny Ramsey in 1967. It is known as the world's first "food bank" and was founded on the idea that those in need could withdraw food from the food bank where those more fortunate would deposit money and food donations. For more information, visit http://www.firstfoodbank.org.