GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Veterans in five U.S. cities will be getting a hot and cheesy care package this Veteran’s Day, courtesy of America’s dairy farmers in partnership with Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization that aims to deliver “a slice of home” to U.S. service men and women both domestically and abroad.
The patients of Veterans Administration hospitals in Washington; Chicago; Dallas; San Antonio, Texas and Green Bay, Wis. will receive a visit from local dairy farmers on Veteran’s Day, along with a delivery of pizza and milk.
“Dairy farmers have a long-standing tradition of supporting our local communities, so we are pleased and honored to join the nation in celebrating the service and sacrifice of America’s Veterans,” said Ken Miller, a Sulphur Springs, Texas-based dairy producer and U.S. Veteran who will be among those serving milk and some 800 slices of Domino’s pizza to Veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center. “We are proud to show admiration and appreciation for Veterans in a way that is closely connected to what we do as dairy farmers — producing great milk and milk products.”
The idea for Pizzas 4 Patriots was sparked in the summer of 2008, when 15-year-old Kent Evans of Elk Grove Village, Ill., asked his father, retired Air Force Master Sergeant Mark Evans, if they could send pizzas to U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq. His wish became a reality when service men and women at Camp Victory in Baghdad enjoyed a Fourth of July pizza party that brought back fond memories of home and made the troops feel remembered and appreciated.
Pizzas 4 Patriots is now in its second year of showing support for the troops. “Support from others, such as America’s dairy farmers, allows us to achieve our mission,” Evans said. “We’re able to make a positive difference in the lives of our service men and women — those presently serving as well as our wounded Veterans.”
Dairy Management Inc. (TM) (DMI) is the domestic and international planning and management organization that builds demand for dairy products on behalf of America’s 56,000 dairy farmers.
Pizzas 4 Patriots (P4P) is a non-profit organization with the mission of making a positive difference in the lives of service men and women. P4P proudly supports those patriots presently serving, as well as wounded Veterans. It is the organization’s goal to provide the Armed Forces with unique gifts from home. P4P has been fortunate to receive donations, ranging from financial contributions to products and services, from individuals, families, corporations, and other organizations, all wishing to show appreciation for the sacrifice of our brave troops. P4P’s goal is to bring a little slice of home to the troops and show them that they are supported by their fellow countrymen who enjoy the freedoms they provide for us. For more information on P4P, please visit: www.Pizzas4Patriots.com.
SOURCE Dairy Management Inc.