Holiday Hunger Flight

Barro’s Pizza helped make a difference in the fight against hunger in Arizona, thanks to all their loyal customers. On Tuesday, December 4, they hosted their seventh annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The Barro family donated 100 percent of the proceeds from all 40 Barro’s locations on this day to help those in Arizona facing hard times during the holidays.

In a single day, Barro’s Pizza raised a grand total of $255,141 for St Mary’s, making this the highest annual donation from the event. Every dollar donated equates to seven meals, so this year’s money will provide 1,785,987 meals this holiday season to Arizona’s hungry. Proceeds from 2018 have brought the grand total over seven years to $1,206,257, which equals almost 8.5 million meals. Over the years, the Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight has become St. Mary’s largest cause-marketing effort of the year.

“We are so grateful to our community for the support that they showed our event and St Mary’s,” said Ken Barro, owner of Barro’s Pizza. “It is really the community who are providing these meals and we are happy to be a part of it.”

The Barro family is committed to ending hunger in Arizona and will continue to dedicate the first Tuesday of every December to this cause.

“The Barro Family continues to amaze the food bank. More than $1 million raised in seven years for the hungry of Arizona is an incredible achievement and an incredible gift,” St. Mary’s President and CEO Tom Kertis said. “From the bottom of our hearts we thank everyone at Barro’s and all the loyal customers that make this such a fabulous event each year.”