A few Congressmen showed their appreciation for the National Guard stationed at the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week by providing hundreds of pies to the troops.
Pizza shop ‘We the Pizza’ got a call from Representatives Michael Waltz and Vicky Hartzler asking them to deliver 150 pies to the Capitol Visitor Center troops.
“We wanted to help, so we matched (the order),” Micheline Mendelsohn, the deputy CEO of We the Pizza, said. “Then we realized we weren’t even sending nearly enough, so we just started donating to troops.”
Mendelsohn said they doubled that order and have been doing so ever since. So far, they’ve served about 700 pies to the troops and are preparing to send another 300 on Friday. They’re planning on sending about 300 a day until next week.
We the Pizza set up a way for people to donate pies online to the National Guard, at the price of $12 a pie, where they plan to double each order.
“We are so honored to serve the National Guard doing the important work of keeping our Capitol safe,” the company wrote in an Instagram post.
“We’ll be providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the troops through next week, so they have a variety,” she explained.
She said Buffalo and Bergen, CHIKO, The Duck & The Peach, Maketto, Ris, Pizzeria Paradiso, and District Doughnuts are all participating.