Back in October I used this pizza blog to write about sending some Athens Ohio pizza to the hungry Army guys from the 101st Airborne for their last night in the States. I’m proud and humbled that they chose Avalanche as their pizza of choice. A special thanks again for Diagnostic Hybrids and Belle Cancellare who, without hesitation, packed up the pizzas and sent them to Fort Riley, Kansas.
The guys just sent me this thank you poster and note. All of these soldiers are now serving in Afghanistan. Let’s hope they all stay safe and come home soon.
I used this pizza blog to write about sending some
Athens Ohio pizza to the hungry Army
At 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Avalanche Pizza had a line out the door, as the people of this community showed their support for a great cause. When I looked at these just-awakened bread buyers standing in the drizzle, I said, “Crap! I forgot the coffee!” Regardless, we baked breads through sunrise and into the afternoon until we ran out at noon.
This is Avalanche Pizza’s third year of baking for Thanksgiving to benefit United Appeal of Athens County. All the proceeds of the 500-plus loaves of bread and rolls will go to support this non profit. Athens County is poor, the food pantries are barren and the charitable organizations are stretched to the limit. Funds are so low in our area that even the Athens Library is now closed on Mondays because of State mandated cuts. Luckily, some awesome neighbors stepped up to donate over $2000 to a good cause.
Pam and United Appeal board member Aaron Thomas (shout out to his awesome business, Class A Sounds) helped us bake the night away the night before. Robin Barnes from Power 105 reminded people all morning of the bread sale, which increased traffic tremendously.
My General Manager Joel Fair was, as usual, the bread baking afficionado who cranked the ovens up and didn’t miss a beat. Patty Nally came in extra early to add her expertise to all the breads and was there for the point of sale.
I am proud to be a member of a community that showed so much support, especially in these trying finacial times. Thank you to all who contributed.