Barro’s Pizza is doing it again for its sixth annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. From open to close, all 39 Barro’s Pizza locations will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from store sales to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The proceeds will help diminish the number of Arizonans battling hunger during the holidays.
Barro’s Pizza is continuing this fundraiser to give back to the Arizona community that has given them so much love and support during the past 30-plus years. Last year, all Barro’s Pizza locations combined raised $194,000 in just one day for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, which provided more than 1.35 million meals to the hungry in Arizona. This year, the goal is to surpass that number to feed even more families in Arizona during the holidays.
Eat a little, help a lot!
“Barro’s goal is to raise $1 million during the annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight for St. Mary’s, and we may make it this year with everyone’s help,” said Mike Barro, owner of Barro’s Pizza. “We urge our customers to buy lunch or dinner for family, friends, co-workers, whomever, to help us reach this goal. You only have to eat a little to help a lot!”
The Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight is named after the matriarch of the Barro family, Doran, who the family lost in 2016. The issue of hunger in Arizona and around the world was very important to Doran. She took on this effort with the support of her family and friends, but most important, with the support of the Barro’s customers who participate each year. The Barro family chose to continue this fundraiser in her honor, which is St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s largest cause-marketing effort of the year.
“Now in our 50th Anniversary of feeding Arizona’s hungry, St. Mary’s Food Bank counts the Barro family as one of its most incredible supporters,” St. Mary’s President and CEO Tom Kertis said. “Their special day of giving honors their mom, Doran Barro, who instilled the importance of helping others and giving back in her family. We invite everyone to visit Barro’s Pizza on Dec. 5 and help Barro’s set a new record in 2017 that will have an immediate impact for those in need.”
During the past five years, Barro’s Pizza has raised more than $713,000 which has provided almost 5 million meals for Arizona families in need. Going into this sixth year of fundraising, Barro’s Pizza is hoping to make it another record-breaking year by bringing in more customers for a great cause.
Use #BarrosHungerFight on social media to help spread the word about the event on Dec. 5. To see a list of all the Barro’s Pizza locations, please visit: www.barrospizza.com/locations.