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U.S. troops get Rich's pizza for Super Bowl

U.S. troops get Rich's pizza for Super Bowl U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be able to enjoy a slice of home, as Rich Products has partnered with Pizza 4 Patriots.

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If you have ever tried to order good pizza in Arizona, you can imagine how frustrating it must be to get worthy pies in Afghanistan.

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Buffalo-based Rich Products is shipping 5,000 frozen pizzas to Afghanistan as part of an effort to make sure every U.S. soldier left in the country gets pizza for the big game.

The frozen pizzas will be delivered piping-hot to each U.S. troop in Afghanistan just in time for Sunday’s game. (Laurie Manzardo)

The frozen pizzas will be delivered piping-hot to each U.S. troop in Afghanistan just in time for Sunday’s game. (Laurie Manzardo)

The pizzas, produced at Rich's Illinois plant, were shipped to Afghanistan bases by DHL Express this week.  Just cheese, no pepperoni, but I expect that in Afghanistan, cheese pizza is better than none. (The pizzas might get more toppings once they get on site and are cooked, said Dwight Gram, a Rich Products spokesman.

Arriving at Bagram airbase, DHL will get the still-frozen pizzas to forward operating bases. "DHL Express will provide final, door-to-door delivery of the pies, working closely with the U.S. military to ensure the pizzas are delivered fresh and ready to eat at the various military bases," according to a Rich press release.

The pizzas were made and loaded from the Crest Hill, Illinois plant, and the product was shipped to Afghanistan by DHL Express on Jan. 16. (Laurie Manzardo)

The pizzas were made and loaded from the Crest Hill, Illinois plant, and the product was shipped to Afghanistan by DHL Express on Jan. 16. (Laurie Manzardo)

It's part of an effort organized by a group called Pizzas 4 Patriots, whose mission includes making sure that every U.S. soldier in Afghanistan gets some Super Bowl slices. "In its seventh year, the non-profit organization Pizzas 4 Patriots will send enough pizza to feed every U.S. soldier stationed in Afghanistan," the release said.

Pizza 4 Patriots teamed up with Rich Products Corporation, a leading pizza supplier, and DHL Express, to send 5,000 pizzas to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

Pizza 4 Patriots teamed up with Rich Products Corporation, a leading pizza supplier, and DHL Express, to send 5,000 pizzas to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

email: agalarneau@buffnews.com

  • My Opinion…

    Nice!

  • Rog

    I bet dollars to dognuts that the pizza sent by Rich Corp will not look or taste as good as the one in the picture.

    • blwa2013

      I don't know, the picture doesn't look that great. Typical frozen pizza in that pic if you ask me. The gesture is the most important part anyway.

    • Come On Man

      I bet dollars to donuts it will taste better than what you sent the troops...

    • inthemancave

      really?..why would you make that comment?

  • Come On Man

    Way to go RICH's! Great company and great people...

  • sally345

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  • MaoSayTongue

    This is one of the reasons that it will always be RICH STADIUM to true Buffalonians.

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  • Jester

    When we were in Iraq La Nova sent us pizza and wings, but the Air Force pogs in Kuwait stole it. The DFAC I ate in in 2003 and 2004 had pizza on the line every Sunday.

  • PAR

    Why critize, doing for the troops. I love it. THanks Rich co. I live in Az. but was born in BUffalo, a million years ago. More companies should send them rewards for what they do. God bless them and bring them home alive...


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