With its ongoing commitment to helping local families, Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are giving back during the Summer of Giving. The locally-owned pizza operation, in partnership with Pepsi, is donating money to help Arizona families and children affected by pediatric cancer. In June, Barro’s will donate proceeds from all lunch specials to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children (ACFC), a local nonprofit with a mission to help Arizona families with the high costs and challenging logistics while caring for their children during cancer treatment. During July, Barro’s Pizza will match all donations to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children up to $20,000. Donations can be made here.
“It is important for us to help these local families as they go through very difficult times,” said Bruce Barro, owner of Barro’s Pizza. “When guests visit Barro’s Pizza in June, they will directly help their local community just by purchasing a lunch special. Then, through July, we will extend the summer of giving by matching donations made to ACFC.”
Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was founded by Chrisie Funari after she lost her young daughter, Ava, to cancer. Funari traveled the country seeking the best treatments and care for her daughter and strives to offer families similar opportunities by assisting with travel expenses and giving them peace of mind.
“Barro’s Pizza is such a staple in the Phoenix community, and are taken aback by their generosity of a matching gift and extending their support throughout the summer,” said Chrisie Funari, president and founder of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. “The money donated will help continue our mission of facilitating travel and providing comfort to children with cancer and their families, regardless of financial situation.”
Since it started in 2013, Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children has helped hundreds of families and wants to continue to grow that number.
Lunch is a popular time for guests to get their Barro’s Pizza fix, and the pizza shops have an array of lunch special options to choose from. Barro’s Pizza lunch specials can be found here. Lunch hours vary by location and can be found here.