November 10, 2014 |

Connie’s Pizza lends a helping hand

By Pizza Today


CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Connie’s Pizza, one of Chicago’s oldest family-owned pizzerias, is teaming up with The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center to provide help to those who deserve and need it most. Connie’s will be delivering food to over 200 homeless veterans at the VA Medical Center this Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, November 11. Connie’s Pizza’s goal is to help raise awareness for the thousands of homeless veterans in and around Chicago, as well as for the aid that the organization contributes to this cause.

“Our support of the work of The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center doesn’t compare to what they do all year long for our vets. We consider it a privilege to be able to work with them,” said Connie’s President Mike Stolfe.

The food delivery will follow a ceremony put on by The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. The ceremony begins at 1:30pm and includes a presentation by the organization’s director, Anne Brown, and a special feature on WWII veteran John Mason, who will be celebrating his 100(th) birthday this Veteran’s Day. Connie’s will then serve pizza, salad, dessert, and drinks. This event will take place in the Kizer Conference Room at 820 S. Damen Ave.

If you would like to provide additional food or donations, please visit http://www.chicago.va.gov/giving/index.asp. For live coverage of the event, please contact Ronny Sage by phone at 847-340-2939 or email connies@conniespizza.com.

More information about Connie’s Pizza can be found at: http://conniespizza.com/press/veterans-day-2014.

To learn more about The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, please visit: http://www.chicago.va.gov/CHICAGO/features/Veterans_Day_Celebration.asp

 

About Connie’s Pizza

Back in 1963, Jim Stolfe’s Oldsmobile Starfire was exchanged for a small storefront pizzeria on 26th Street on Chicago’s South Side, becoming the original home of Connie’s Pizza. More than 50 years later, the Stolfe family restaurants have become iconic for visitors to Chicago. The dedication to its longstanding family roots has ensured that Connie’s

Pizza will be a name Chicago will remember forever.

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