CHICAGO – The Super Bowl is this Sunday. Millions and millions of people will tune in to watch, and that includes our friends serving overseas. Thousands of Chicago-style pizzas were sent overseas Tuesday.
Thanks to local non-profit group Pizzas 4 Patriots, military men and women in Afghanistan and Kuwait will have deep dish pies on Super Bowl Sunday.
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 at the Thompson Center Tuesday that 21,000 pizzas will be shipped overseas. The pizzas will be packed ready to bake and come from Great Kitchens in suburban Chicago.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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