Barro's Pizza

"Barro’s Pizza will host the eighth annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 3."

By Tuesday, Thanksgiving meals will be a distant memory time for pizza?

If so, there’s a way to munch Italian food, while helping others.

Barro’s Pizza will host the eighth annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

The Barro family will donate 100% of the proceeds from all 43 Barro’s locations on Dec. 3 to help those in Arizona facing hard times during the holidays.

“The community has really gotten behind this event every year, and we hope they will do the same this year by ordering or dining in at one of our restaurants on Dec. 3,” said Gina Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Barro’s makes it a priority to help in the community however we can, and it’s especially important over the holidays to make sure no one goes hungry.”

Last year, Barro’s Pizza raised $255,141 for St Mary’s, making this the highest donation from the annual event. Every dollar donated equates to seven meals, so this last year’s donation provided 1,785,987 meals during the holiday season to Arizona’s hungry. 

Over the last seven years, Barro’s raised $1.2 million, or more than 8 million meals.

“We are so very grateful to the Barro Family for their continued support each year,” said St. Mary’s President and CEO Tom Kertis. “We truly couldn’t do what we do without the generosity  and support of companies like Barro’s Pizza and their loyal customers. We are so very appreciative for your continued support of our community.”

•On the surface, the agenda item passed by Glendale City Council on Nov. 12 falls into the super-snoozy-stuff category:

“This is a request for city council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt an ordinance granting a non-exclusive power distribution easement in favor of Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) to provide power distribution at Ball Park Boulevard for street lighting on bridge crossing the Bethany Home Outfall Channel and for a pedestrian High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) crossing.”

If you’re still awake, the interesting part of it is that the under-construction Ball Park Boulevard will connect the Camelback Ranch Spring Training Complex with the Westgate Sports and Entertainment District. 

This area looks like it will be sporting more new projects, as the agenda says the new road will also “support planned development along the Maryland Avenue alignment.” 

In March, council approved two segments of Ball Park Boulevard, totaling $4.4 million.

Glendale City Council approved the Ball Park Boulevard bridge lighting, as well as the final plat for James Lee of Genica Group of Companies at the southwest corner of Citrus Way and 67th Avenue. The 10-acre development will have 47 single-family homes.