Buddy’s Pizza, Capuchin Soup Kitchen partner to provide meals for metro Detroit community
43rd annual Slice for Life fundraiser returns to 12 Detroit-Style Pizza locations, April 29
DETROIT – For more than four decades, Buddy’s Pizza has partnered with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen to feed those in need in the metro Detroit community during the annual “Slice for Life” fundraiser.
On Monday, April 29, Buddy’s Pizza fans are invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and salad benefiting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s community outreach services.
“We are thankful to continue a strong partnership with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen for the last 40 years,” said Wes Pikula, Chief Brand Officer. “Our team looks forward to the Slice for Life event each year and are honored to help people in our community who struggle with hunger.”
For more than 40 years, Buddy’s has helped raise money for Capuchin Soup Kitchen programs, including:
- Two soup kitchen sites that prepare and serve 1,700 meals a day
- Jefferson House residential substance use disorder treatment and recovery program
- Rosa Parks Children's and Youth Program
- On the Rise Bakery residential program for men coming out of prison
- Earthworks Urban Farm, supplying organic produce to one of the soup kitchens
- Capuchin Services Center for emergency pantry and clothing distribution
“For 46 of the 90 years that the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has been open, Buddy’s Pizza has been an important partner in helping people who struggle with difficult circumstances,” said Br. Jerry Johnson, executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “Because the Capuchin Soup Kitchen does not receive government funding, monetary donations from the community are critical to fulfilling our mission.”
From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on April 29, patrons who purchase a ticket can visit any metro Detroit Buddy’s Pizza full-service location to enjoy all-you-can-eat two-topping pizzas and salad. A carry-out option is also available at all 12 Buddy’s Pizza locations and includes either a four-square two-topping pizza or a medium antipasto, Greek or house salad.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-9). Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://www.cskdetroit.org/Buddys, or by calling 313.579.2100 ext. 153. Tickets will also be available at the door. All ticket holders may also register to win one eight-square Buddy’s Pizza every month for one year.
3153 Ann Arbor Saline Rd 734.792.9130
2612 N. Squirrel Rd 248.276.9040
3637 W. Maple Rd 248.645.0300
22148 Michigan Ave 313.562.5900
17125 Conant St 313.892.9001
31646 Northwestern Hwy 248.855.4600
19163 Mack Ave 313.884.7400
33605 Plymouth Rd 734.261.3550
44225 Twelve Mile Rd 248.675.0881
32218 Woodward Ave 248.549.8000
45841 Hayes Rd 586.566.1233
8100 Old Thirteen Mile Rd 586.574.1848
Patrons who choose to participate in the Slice for Life fundraiser are invited to engage with Buddy’s Pizza online and share their photos on Facebook (www.facebook.com/buddyspizza), Twitter (@BuddysPizza) and Instagram (@BuddysPizzaDET).
Buddy’s continues to support the Capuchin Soup Kitchen throughout the year by donating carryout orders that the soup kitchen serves up weekly. The number of pizzas donated each week varies, but at times can be more than 20 pies.
For more information, visit www.buddyspizza.com or www.cskdetroit.org.
About Buddy’s Pizza
In 1946, Buddy’s Pizza became the birthplace of the Original Detroit-Style Pizza. For more than seven decades, the restaurant has been feeding patrons and earning accolades from fans across the nation, including recognition from CBS This Morning, USA Today, Zagat, Food Network, Pizza Today, Eater, Travel Channel, and more. Consistently voted Detroit’s number one pizza locally, regionally and nationally, the Farmington Hills-based restaurant remains true to its Detroit roots, legacy and traditions that began on the corner of Six Mile and Conant years ago. For more information, visit www.buddyspizza.com or connect with Buddy’s on Facebook (www.facebook.com/buddyspizza), Twitter (@BuddysPizza) and Instagram (@BuddysPizzaDET).
About the Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing, and human development programs to the people of our community. In addition to preparing and serving up to 1,700 meals a day, it operates a shower program, emergency food pantry, and a tutoring and art therapy program for children. It also distributes household items and clothing. Its Earthworks Urban Farm harvests six tons of produce from a two-and-a-half-acre USDA-certified organic farm, and educates the community in regards to sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth. The Soup Kitchen’s On the Rise Bakery affords workforce development and skills training for returning citizens. In addition, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Jefferson House – a twelve bed residential substance use disorder treatment facility – assists men seeking to reclaim their lives from addiction. CSKDetroit.org
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen is a ministry of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph, headquartered in Detroit, with ministries in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Montana. The Capuchins are funded primarily by donations, receiving no government assistance. theCapuchins.org