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Published on September 5th, 2017 | by Brian Hernandez

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Pizza with a Purpose: U.S. Pizza Team Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims

Hurricane Harvey is sweeping through the gulf coast of Texas releasing record levels of rainfall on the Lonestar State, displacing tens of thousand from their homes and destroying property.

The U.S. Pizza Team has felt the urge, like so many other great people in this country, to do what we can to help out those in need in these trying times. Having family members, team members and friends affected by this tragedy, the team put on their chef coats and decided to do something about it.

On Thursday Sept. 7th, the team will hold “Pizza with a Purpose” day. Twenty-four team members equaling 37 locations, will be donating $2 per pizza sold to the Houston Food Bank, benefiting the residents of the great state of Texas.

Members will also be selling “Pizza with a Purpose” slices in their stores fro $1.00 each all week long to be donated to hurricane relief as well.

The Following members will be participating in “Pizza with A Purpose ” day. Please find a location near you and help our fellow citizens in Texas!

Panino’s Pizza (3 locations), Wrigleyville, Park Ridge and Evanston, IL. – Gino and Lenny Rago, Bruno Brunetti

Flo’s Pizzeria (3 locations), Grand Rapids, MI. -Dan Uccello

Mellow Mushroom, 2318 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga, TN. – Bradley Johnson

Mad Mushroom (2 locations), Lafayette, West Lafayette, IN. – Dave Sommers, Rick Wheeler

Dominic’s Italian Restaurant, Oceanside, CA. – Tore Trupiano

Samosky’s Homestyle Pizzeria, Valley City, OH. – Jason Samosky

Master Pizza, 9735 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH. – Michael LaMarca

Gelsosomo’s, 11319 Broadway,Crown Point, IN. – Peter Anderson

Marabella Old World Pizza, 1898 Greenville Blvd SE, Greenville, NC. – Massimo Mannino and Salvatore Passalacqua

Bricks Wood Fired Pizza Café (6 locations), Northwest Suburbs, IL. – Giovanni Labbate

Dempseys Brewery Restaurant & Pub, Watertown, SD. -Sean Dempsey

The Downtown Café, Glen Cove, NY. – John Zozzaro

786°, Sun Valley, CA. – Ali Haider

Sinfully Gluten Free, Dayton, OH. – Heather Zook

Caliente Pizza and Draft House (3 locations), Pittsburgh, PA. – Nick Bogacz

The Lamb & The Wolf (mobile food vendor), Auburn, CA. – Michael Wolf

Ynot Italian (7 locations), Virginia Beach, VA. – Anthony Disilvestro, Michael Reyes-Casanova

SOL Pie Pizza, North Canton, OH. – Will Shaw

Palo Mesa Pizza, Arroyo Grande, Calif. – Michael Stevens

If you are not in the area of one of our locations but still wish to help out, here is a link to the Houston Food Bank where you can donate.


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