On Wednesday, March 29, Pita Jungle is inviting hungry eaters to get their pita fix while contributing to a good cause in celebration of National Pita Day.
It’s going to be an all-day promotion (from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.) that will raise money for Waste Not. The Arizona non-profit’s mission is to create sustainable food systems that help people and the planet flourish. The group has been reimagining and reinventing the food rescue process in Arizona for more than 30 years now.
“Pita Jungle values and tremendously admires the aspiration and achievements of Waste Not,” said Bassel Osmani, co-founder of the restaurant. “The whole idea of tackling food insecurity by re-routing culinary excesses is brilliant and dear to us here at Pita Jungle. We are honored to contribute with proceeds from our National Pita Day drive towards the noble and beneficial endeavor of Waste Not.”
For every pita sandwich sold at participating locations, Pita Jungle will donate $1 to Waste Not.
The National Pita Day promotion is valid for dine-in guests and takeout orders with pita options including the Mediterranean Roasted Chicken (Shawarma), Falafel Pita, Grilled Chicken Pita, Gyro, Philly Chicken and Philly Steak Pitas, The Amazing [Hummus & Chicken] Pita, and some vegan pita offerings.
“Forty percent of all food is sent to the landfill, while nearly one million Arizonans suffer from hunger,” said Hillary Bryant, Executive Director of Waste Not. “Working with community partners like Pita Jungle to raise awareness about these issues and the solution Waste Not brings is incredibly powerful and ensures we can help people and the planet flourish.”
Pita Jungle is located at 7090 N. Oracle Rd. # 128. For more information, visit pitajungle.com.
Waste Not is an Arizona non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable food systems that help people and the planet flourish. Each year, 40% of food is thrown away, and at the same time, nearly one million people in Arizona are struggling with food insecurity.
Waste Not is working to transform the system by connecting thousands of Arizonans with quality food that would have otherwise gone to waste. The team of professional drivers and food rescue volunteers collect fresh food from local food businesses such as catering companies, resorts, and event venues, and deliver that food same day to non-profits who provide critical community services, such as housing and employment assistance.
Last year, Waste Not rescued nearly 2.4 million pounds of food.
For more information, visit wastenotaz.org.
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