In celebration of National Pizza Day, Hot Springs pizzeria Deluca’s will join pizzerias across the country to feed the hungry through the Pizza Across America campaign on February 9.
This event is the largest pizza delivery in America, with more than 200 pizzerias participating in all 50 states, and all pizzas will be delivered to shelters and soup kitchens. The campaign is coordinated by Slice Out Hunger, a nationwide nonprofit that fights food insecurity through pizza-themed campaigns and events. This year will be Deluca’s second time participating in Pizza Across America.
Deluca’s Pizzeria will be donating 15 pizza pies to Jackson House on February 10, 2022 at noon.
“Crafting good food is a source of great joy for me, and there’s nothing more rewarding than sharing that joy with the people who need it most in my community.” says Anthony Valinoti of Deluca’s Pizzeria.
Pizza Across America co-founder Carmine Testa believes this program is an important way for pizzerias, who depend on local customers, to give back and support their communities. “In my eyes, the best way to celebrate National Pizza Day is by helping others and giving back to our local communities,” Testa said. “We are thrilled to have Deluca’s Pizza participating in our largest pizza delivery yet, and we couldn’t do it with their support!”
First developed by World Pizza Champions member Carmine Testa with his sons Michael and Nicky, known nationally as the Jersey Pizza Boys, and the nonprofit Slice Out Hunger, the campaign kicked off in 2018. This is the program’s fifth year. To find out more about Pizza Across America, please visit www.sliceouthunger.org/paa. For more information about Deluca’s Pizzeria, please visit http://delucas.pizza/.