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Charity Sends Pizzas to Troops for Super Bowl
Gov. Pat Quinn wants to make sure U.S. service members enjoy Super Bowl Sunday--even those stationed in war zones like Afghanistan.
Quinn partnered with shipping company DHL and a charity called Pizzas 4 Patriots. The idea is to send 21,000 Chicago-style deep-dish pies to service members in the Middle East.
The pizzas will come from Illinois-based Great Kitchens, and will be shipped by DHL to bases in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
"This Sunday is the biggest pizza-eating day in the whole year, Super Bowl Sunday, so we want to make sure that the best pizza in the whole word, from Illinois, gets to our service members in faraway places like Afghanistan," Quinn said.
Pizzas 4 Patriots has been working with DHL since 2008, and so far, the tandem has gotten more than 120,000 pies to combat troops. Visit the Pizzas 4 Patriots website for more information.