Buddy’s Pizza hosts 39th annual Slice for Life benefit
Funds raised will help Capuchin Soup Kitchen feed the hungry in metro Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. (March 20, 2015) – Buddy’s Pizza invites metro Detroiters to enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza during the 39th annual Slice for Life event, Monday April 13. Patrons can visit any of Buddy’s 11 locations, and ticket sales will benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
As part of the Detroit community, Buddy’s Pizza continues to grow its legacy of giving back and supporting charitable efforts with this year’s Slice for Life event. The family-owned pizzeria has partnered with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen every year for more than half of Buddy’s 69-year history, helping to feed metro Detroit’s hungry and support the soup kitchen’s other programs.
Over the last 38 years, Slice for Life has made a difference in the lives of metro Detroiters in need by raising more than $2.7 million dollars to benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The money raised helps the organization tend to people’s basic needs — especially the need for food — while also attempting to stimulate minds, nourish spirits, and address root causes of social injustice. During this year’s Slice for Life event, Buddy’s aims to raise $125,000 to benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
“The Slice for Life event is an annual spring highlight for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen,” said Br. Jerry Smith executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “It provides benefactors an opportunity to support the soup kitchen while at the same time enjoying great pizza. We are grateful to Buddy’s Pizza for co-sponsoring this great party for the 39th consecutive year.”
From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., patrons who purchase a ticket can visit any Buddy’s Pizza full-service location to enjoy an all-you-can-eat two-topping pizza and salad meal. 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.
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.
LOCATIONS: Buddy’s Pizza’s 11 convenient metro Detroit locations:
2612 N. Squirrel Rd 3637 W. Maple Rd
22148 Michigan Ave
Farmington Hills Grosse Pointe
17125 Conant St
31646 Northwestern Hwy 19163 Mack Ave
Novi Royal Oak (carry-out only)
33605 Plymouth Rd 44225 Twelve Mile Road 32218 Woodward Ave
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, Twitter and – as of April 1 - Instagram. Join and follow the conversation by tagging and searching #Slice4Life.
Sixty-nine years since the introduction of the first square pizza, Buddy’s Pizza thrives in metro Detroit with 11 locations that serve the loyal clientele who have consistently made the brand a favorite nationwide. Buddy’s has been recognized as one 50 States, 50 Pizzas and Destination Pizza and 10 pies worth a trip by Zagat; one of the Nation’s Five Best Pizza Places by the Food Network; dubbed the Hottest Independent Pizzeria in the Nation by Pizza Today; one of the best 25 Pizzas in America by GQ and one of the 25 best pizza spots in the US by Food & Wine Magazine. For more information, visit www.buddyspizza.com.
Follow Buddy’s Pizza on Facebook and Twitter. Starting April 1, look for Buddy’s Pizza on Instagram at @BuddysPizzaDet.
About the Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing, and counsel to those in need. Typically preparing and serving 2,000 meals a day, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen also distributes household items and operates a shower program, food pantry, and children’s tutoring and art therapy program. Its Earthworks Urban Farm produces vegetables for Detroit’s hungry, and educates the community in regards to sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth. The soup kitchen's ROPE (Reaching Our Potential Everyday) ministry is designed to assist individuals "re-entering" society after bouts of incarceration or substance abuse. ROPE's first social enterprise is the "On the Rise Bakery."
The soup kitchen is a ministry of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, which is headquartered in Detroit and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide. Visit www.CSKDetroit.org or www.TheCapuchins.org.