Pi Pizzeria today announces a new effort to support and celebrate diversity and Goodness that bring us together in our communities. United in Goodness is a company-wide initiative in which fifteen percent of sales of new internationally-inspired pizzas will be given to the International Institute of St. Louis (iiSTL) and PROMO.
“As we look at the world around us, and listen to rhetoric and actions by some, Pi wants to help change the mood, and celebrate all the Goodness that brings us together,” said Pi Founder, Chris Sommers.
“Our new pizzas by Chef Cary McDowell bring incredible, unexpected flavors from around the world. We are always so honored when our guests come together around our pizzas, but we believe these new combinations really elevate and celebrate all of the Goodness around us. Our exposure to diversity and different backgrounds, beliefs and lifestyles, make us more empathetic, and generally better people. Whatever we can do to further that empathy and celebrate that diversity is our mission,” Sommers continued.
New pizzas include the Syrian Street Shawarma pizza, topped chicken shawarma, hummus, mozzarella, kumato tomato, baby gold tomato, vine ripe tomato, zahtar, and finished with chopped lettuce and yogurt cucumber dressing after the bake.
“Eating a pizza certainly doesn’t change the world, but the more we can remind ourselves of those who don’t have the freedom to live their lives peacefully, the more we are inclined to support those people,” said McDowell.
“Pi has always supported diversity in the community, but we are particularly proud to partner with them as they bring people together this summer with these new pizzas and formalize their support of PROMO and the LGBTQ community. Pi's partnership will help PROMO continue its mission to make Missouri a more inclusive, affirming place to live for LGBTQ people and their families,” said PROMO Executive Director Steph Perkins.
“St. Louis is a city built by immigrants, and any effort to celebrate and support our newest residents is one we love. Dining together is a perfect way to get to know our neighbors, and Pi is a perfect place to do that. We appreciate their support of International Institute of St. Louis and encourage their guests to learn more about how their dining at Pi is helping make St. Louis a more diverse, welcoming place to live,” said iiSTL President and CEO Anna Crosslin.
Since its inception on Pi Day, 2008, Pi Pizzeria has celebrated and supported diversity and the good work being done by its own team and guests at non-profits and other institutions. United in Goodness recognizes the particular need at this time to support the people and organizations who make our city great. “We invite you to your neighborhood Pi Pizzeria, to enjoy some of our latest effort at goodness, and Pi will donate a percentage of our profits to organizations like these that unite people around the one simple concept: the concept that we’re all better off, we’re all happier, when we’re United in Goodness,” concluded Sommers.
United in Goodness will continue through the early Fall. For press inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Directly from Pi Pizza's press release.