Buddy’s Pizza & Capuchin Soup Kitchen Partner to Feed the Hungry, April 16
42nd annual Slice for Life fundraiser returns to 12 Detroit-style pizza locations, April 16!
For more than four decades, Buddy’s Pizza has partnered with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen to feed hungry Detroiters during the annual “Slice for Life” fundraiser. On Monday, April 16, Buddy’s Pizza fans are invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and salad benefiting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s services.
“Our team looks forward to the Slice for Life event every year,” said Wes Pikula, Buddy’s Pizza COO. “We’re thankful to have built a strong partnership with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen over the last 40 years, allowing us to help people in our community who are struggling.”
This year, Buddy’s Pizza is aiming to raise $100,000 during the Slice for Life event, to add onto the $3 million the restaurant raised previously for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. For more than 40 years, the money Buddy’s raised has played an integral part in the Soup Kitchen’s programs, including: preparing and serving 2,000 meals a day; distributing household items; and operating a shower program, food pantry and a children’s tutoring and art therapy program.
“Buddy’s Pizza has supported the Capuchin Soup Kitchen through its Slice for Life event for more than four decades,” said Br. Jerry Johnson, executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “When members of our community order a Buddy’s Pizza pie April 16, they’re helping the hungry to enjoy a hot, nourishing meal at the Soup Kitchen. Many do not realize that the Capuchin Soup Kitchen depends primarily on donations. We don’t receive any government assistance, hence the reason why this event is so important to us. We appreciate all that Buddy’s Pizza does for the Capuchins and for the Soup Kitchen.”
From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 16, patrons who purchase a ticket can visit any Buddy’s Pizza full-service location – including the new Ann Arbor restaurant – to enjoy all-you-can-eat two-topping pizzas and salad. A carry-out option is also available for purchase at all 12 Buddy’s Pizza locations and includes either a four-square two-topping pizza or a medium sized antipasto, Greek or house salad.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://www.cskdetroit.org/ Buddys, or by calling 313.579.2100 ext. 170. Tickets will also be available at the door. All ticket holders may also register to win one 8-square Buddy’s Pizza every month for one year.
LOCATIONS: Buddy’s Pizza’s 12 convenient metro Detroit locations:
2612 N. Squirrel Rd
Bloomfield Hills (Carry-out only)
3637 W. Maple Road
17125 Conant St.
31646 Northwestern Hw
Grosse Pointe (carry-out only)
44225 Twelve Mile Rd
Royal Oak (carry-out only)
8100 Old Thirteen Mile Rd.
45841 Hayes Rd.
Patrons who choose to participate in the Slice for Life fundraiser are invited to engage with Buddy’s Pizza online and share their photos on Facebook (www.facebook.com/buddyspizza) , Twitter (@BuddysPizza) and Instagram (@BuddysPizzaDET).
Buddy’s also supports the Capuchin Soup Kitchen throughout the year by donating unpicked up carryout orders that the soup kitchen serves up weekly. The number of pizzas donated each week varies, but at times can be more than 20 pies.
About Buddy’s Pizza
Operated since 1946, Buddy’s Pizza is the birthplace of the original Detroit-style square pizza. For seven decades the restaurant has been feeding patrons at its 12 metro Detroit locations and earning accolades from fans across the nation, including recognition from CBS This Morning, USA Today, Zagat, Food Network, Pizza Today, Eater, Travel Channel and more. Consistently voted Detroit’s number one pizza locally, regionally and nationally, the Farmington Hills-based restaurant remains true to its Detroit roots, legacy and traditions that began on the corner of 6 Mile and Conant years ago. For more information, visit www.buddyspizza.com or connect with Buddy’s on Facebook (www.facebook.com/buddyspizza) , Twitter (@BuddysPizza) and Instagram (@BuddysPizzaDET).
About the Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing and human development programs to the people of our community. In addition to preparing and serving up to 2,000 meals a day, it operates a shower program, emergency food pantry and a tutoring and art therapy program for children. It also distributes household items and clothing. Its Earthworks Urban Farm harvests six tons of produce from a two and a half acre organic farm and educates the community in regards to sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth. The Soup Kitchen’s On the Rise Bakery assists individuals “re-entering” society after bouts of incarceration or substance abuse. In addition, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Jefferson House–a twelve bed residential treatment facility–assists indigent males seeking to reclaim their lives from addiction.
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen is a ministry of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph which is headquartered in Detroit and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide. It is funded primarily by donations, receiving no government assistance. www.CSKDetroit.org
*Logo courtesy of Buddy’s Pizza