Buddy’s Pizza and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen will celebrate a longstanding partnership on Monday, April 4, during the 40th annual Slice for Life event. Throughout the day, the community is invited to visit any of Buddy’s Pizza’s full-service locations to enjoy an all-you-can-eat two-topping pizza and salad meal with proceeds benefiting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s programs. A carry-out option is also available for purchase at all 11 Buddy’s Pizza locations and includes either a 4-square two-topping pizza or a medium sized antipasto, Greek or house salad.
Special this year, Buddy’s Pizza leadership and staff will also visit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Meldrum site in Detroit to serve Buddy’s iconic Detroit-style square pizza to hungry metro Detroiters in need.
Celebrating 70 years of service, community outreach and charitable giving, Buddy’s Pizza is proud to continue its partnership with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 40 years since launching its Slice for Life event. With nearly $3 million raised to benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen to-date, Buddy’s Pizza hopes to raise $100,000 this year. In addition to the annual fundraiser, the birthplace of Detroit-style pizza donates leftover pies to feed the hungry at the soup kitchen each week.
“We are pleased to partner with Buddy’s Pizza for our 40th annual Slice for Life fundraiser,” said Br. Jerry Smith, executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “Over all these years, tens of thousands of pizzas have been eaten and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Come and join us for the biggest, best celebration yet!”
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves thousands of free meals a day to the hungry in metro Detroit, distributes household items to those in need and operates a shower program, food pantry, children’s tutoring and art therapy program. They also operate Earthworks Urban Farm, On the Rise Bakery and Jefferson House.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.cskdetroit.org, or by calling 313.579.2100 ext. 153/170.
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.
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). Join and follow the conversation by tagging and searching #Slice4Life.