Thousands of pizzas heading to troops

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 11:08 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 12:10 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of Chicago-style pizzas are headed overseas to members of the military in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

The nonprofit group Pizza 4 Patriots has been sending pies to service members since 2008. Their mission is to bring service members the comforts of home while they're deployed.

Gov. Pat Quinn has partnered with the group and DHL Express for the project.

Officials announced Tuesday that 21,000 pizzas will be shipped to Afghanistan and Kuwait. The pizzas will be packed ready to bake and come from Great Kitchens in suburban Chicago.

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