Pizzas 4 Patriots ships to soldiers for Super Bowl

Posted at 12:47 AM, Jan 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-30 07:37:27-05

Some troops serving overseas will get a little taste of home this Super Bowl Sunday.

On Tuesday employees helped send 21,000 Chicago-style pizzas to soldiers in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

In the video you can see employees from DHL Express loading up box after box of ready-to-bake pizzas.

It's through a program called Pizzas 4 Patriots.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says it's a way to let troops know they're not forgotten.

This is the latest installment of making sure that our service members who are deployed in Iraq... in Afghanistan and Kuwait have on this Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday a slice of home,” he said.

Organizers are working with the military to make sure the pizzas are delivered fresh to several military bases in both countries.