Barro's Pizza

"Barro’s Pizza will host the eighth annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 3."

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By Tuesday, Thanksgiving meals will be a distant memory, time for pizza?

If so, there’s a way to munch Italian food, while helping others.

Barro’s Pizza will host the eighth annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

The Barro family will donate 100% of the proceeds from all 43 Barro’s locations on Dec. 3, to help those in Arizona facing hard times during the holidays.

“The community has really gotten behind this event every year, and we hope they will do the same this year by ordering or dining in at one of our restaurants on Dec. 3,” said Gina Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Barro’s makes it a priority to help in the community however we can, and it’s especially important over the holidays to make sure no one goes hungry.”

Last year, Barro’s Pizza raised $255,141 for St Mary’s, making this the highest donation from the annual event. Every dollar donated equates to seven meals, so last year’s donation provided 1.8 million meals during the holiday season to Arizona’s hungry. 

Over the last seven years, Barro’s raised $1.2 million, or more than 8 million meals.

“We are so very grateful to the Barro Family for their continued support each year,” said St. Mary’s President and CEO Tom Kertis. “We truly couldn’t do what we do without the generosity  and support of companies like Barro’s Pizza and their loyal customers. We are so very appreciative for your continued support of our community.”

For more information, barrospizza.com.

Barro’s locations include:

• Peoria:

8390 W. Cactus Road.

24762 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway

• Glendale:

16750 N. 51st Avenue.

13971 N. 59th Avenue.

20165 N 67th Avenue.

At the Nov. 12 Peoria City Council meeting, four properties subject to the Federal Patent Easement requested the abandonment of city rights to roads and/or utilities “to allow for greater development potential of their property.”

The properties: 

• AutoZone –  Lake Pleasant Parkway and Pinnacle Peak Road.

• Campbell residence – 6760 W. Camino de Oro.

• Cromwell residence – 24521 N. 72nd Avenue.

• Moss residence – 6917 W. Avenida del Sol.

Adina Lund, Peoria Development and Engineering director, recommended “the abandonment of city interest” in those areas.