July 4th pizza party: Slice of home for our troops
Pizza 4 Patriots sends pies to Afghanistan
- Duration 3:58
- Date Jul 4, 2012
Pizza 4 Patriots sends pies to Afghanistan
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-- you're a citizen was stopped raining -- it's not enough to -- our -- -- pizza pizza for patriots this morning from cooking up some great food for our troops overseas it's enough pizza to -- an army literally.
And pizza for patriots helps -- troops celebrate the fourth of July by sending 30000.
To 90000 troops in Afghanistan we love having these guys on the show not only do we eat well but it's for such a great cause please welcome our guest this morning.
Co-founder of pizza for patriots right here to my right -- Kent Evans.
And lieutenant colonel Tony Sloan was -- past participant in pizza for patriots Mike Taylor DHL who helps with all the little -- -- logistics of actually getting these -- -- overseas.
And JoAnne fonts any -- she's a -- -- Italian -- responsible for these delicious meats and highs nice to see all -- morning welcome back -- to be here I was.
With this was your idea you started this and he had this idea when you're sixteen years old this tell first of let's -- this minutes thank all of our servicemen and women are serving today.
But next -- -- -- talk about how it began I was fifteen years old in my father grab my house eating dinner.
And the war was on TV now just thinking -- have bootleg this and Iraq and Afghanistan and of course they don't so.
I think that -- -- says we mailed General Petraeus and it all began five years later unbelievable and you are recipients of this lieutenant colonel Tony Sloan.
You're there you actually got some of -- -- -- what did it mean for you to be able to taste a little -- home it's a great -- morale -- and just for the troops to know that people back home are thinking about -- And -- about enough that they would do something extra like this to send the -- over and hundreds and thousands of people contribute to make this happen.
And it's just a great feeling when you're out there to know people back -- think about you care about your -- talk about that feeling these are your pizzas that are going overseas and so these men and women are get a taste this now.
It's so exciting we're very humbled it mattered to be able to do this for the military men and women.
Who give their lives on the line every day for us.
And we formed at pizza coalition so -- several companies that have put together.
The pizzas we have that cross the sauce the cheese.
And of course the sausages and the pepperoni at least apply where the -- says so here's a sampling of it -- -- Italian sausage.
And the -- in the pepperoni.
Do you ever get some California net troops over The Who don't know had a good -- let's be honest in California may taste a little -- -- -- doesn't East Coast beats and they cellmark got this is what I'm missing.
We have we we try to do you keep this for every region but the -- but our favorite -- it is obviously Chicago style pizza.
There you go system of this great pizza and all of this wouldn't be possible without the help -- DHL Mike Mike -- here from DHL.
Logistically how do you get all these pizzas over -- so they can enjoy little taste of home -- you have to look at reverse logistics in the sense that a looking forward as you push product go backwards.
Is obviously the temperatures a major factor in the middle ways.
Despite the hot weather we've had here in the US it's a lot hotter there suddenly you look at it between the international special is within the company -- a lot of touch points.
The transported over.
I mean it takes an equivalent of 46000 pounds of dry ice.
Just to do its first -- from the United States -- hub in in the Middle East and Bahrain there are you re re -- -- again.
To go its journey into the area responsibility.
In this case Afghanistan.
Just to make that happen.
And that gets even a little bit more difficult some of the really hot regions of that area of course obviously with a lot of the gun fight and everything else that's happening in some of those regions of Afghanistan to the Pakistani border we want to thank all of -- this morning pizza for patriots.
How can people find out more information if they wanna go online to go to pizzas for patriots dot com that's Pete says that number four patriots dot com.
And for ten dollars you can send pizza to Afghanistan -- can even have one delivered to your door for ten dollars I love our FOX & Friends here is because they do this every year they donate a lot of pizzas so FOX & -- viewers are waking up this morning to celebrate the fourth gives our troops -- men and women a little taste of home thanks guys thanks so much for what you do -- -- -- Rob thanks guys -- say.