If you have ever tried to order good pizza in Arizona, you can imagine how frustrating it must be to get worthy pies in Afghanistan.
Just in time for the Super Bowl, Buffalo-based Rich Products is shipping 5,000 frozen pizzas to Afghanistan as part of an effort to make sure every U.S. soldier left in the country gets pizza for the big game.
The pizzas, produced at Rich's Illinois plant, were shipped to Afghanistan bases by DHL Express this week. Just cheese, no pepperoni, but I expect that in Afghanistan, cheese pizza is better than none. (The pizzas might get more toppings once they get on site and are cooked, said Dwight Gram, a Rich Products spokesman.
Arriving at Bagram airbase, DHL will get the still-frozen pizzas to forward operating bases. "DHL Express will provide final, door-to-door delivery of the pies, working closely with the U.S. military to ensure the pizzas are delivered fresh and ready to eat at the various military bases," according to a Rich press release.
It's part of an effort organized by a group called Pizzas 4 Patriots, whose mission includes making sure that every U.S. soldier in Afghanistan gets some Super Bowl slices. "In its seventh year, the non-profit organization Pizzas 4 Patriots will send enough pizza to feed every U.S. soldier stationed in Afghanistan," the release said.