On Tues., Dec. 1, 2020 we will host the ninth annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank. From open to close at all Barro’s Pizza locations across Arizona, all proceeds from all sales will be donated to help those in Arizona facing hard times during the holidays.

“This has been an incredibly tough year for so many in our community, so this year’s event means that much more,” said Mike Barro co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “We look forward to this day every year – a time when we can truly make a difference in our community. And the annual event has a special place in our heart since we do it in honor of our mother, Doran Barro, who was very passionate about this mission.”

Last year, we set a record raising more than $260,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank and we’re hoping to set a new record, this year. Every dollar donated equates to seven meals, so last year’s donation provided 1,820,690 meals to Arizona’s hungry during the holiday season. Over the last eight years, we have raised over $1.5 million which equals more than 10.2 million meals. The Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight has become St. Mary’s largest cause-marketing effort of the year.

“We encourage everyone to support the annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight on Tuesday, Dec. 1,” St. Mary’s President and CEO Tom Kertis said. “This challenging year has put an incredible strain on the food bank to meet the increased demand for those in need. We thank the Barro family for their incredible commitment to St. Mary’s and for providing millions of meals for the holiday season.”

The Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight is named after the matriarch of the Barro family, Doran Barro, who we lost in 2016. The issue of hunger in Arizona and around the world was very important to Doran so she took on this effort with the support of her family and friends and most importantly, with the support of Barro’s loyal customers who participate each year. We chose to continue this fundraiser in her honor.

One large pizza = 70 meals
One order of wings = 42 meals

One side salad = 25 meals
One fountain drink = 13 meals

Use #BarrosHungerFight on social media to help spread the word about the event on Dec. 1st.