Pita Jungle Celebrates National Pita Day with Charity Promotion to Benefit Waste Not
By Erica Shipione -
Wednesday Mar 22, 2023
On Wednesday, March 29, Pita Jungle is inviting patrons to get their pita fix while contributing to a good cause in celebration of National Pita Day. The all-day promotion will raise money for Arizona non-profit Waste Not, whose mission is creating sustainable food systems that help people and the planet flourish.
“Pita Jungle values and tremendously admires the aspiration and achievements of Waste Not,” says the restaurant Co-Founder Bassel Osmani. “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. This 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 vegan pita offerings. Restrictions do apply.
"Forty percent of all food is sent to the landfill, while nearly one million Arizonans suffer from hunger,” says 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."
To learn more about Pita Jungle or to find a location near you, visit http://www.pitajungle.com or follow them on social media @pitajungle.
About Pita Jungle:
Pita Jungle stands as the go to restaurant for healthful but delicious food with 23 locations throughout Arizona. With the mission of helping guests sustain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, the restaurants serve up a diverse menu of tasty, fresh, wholesome foods, including a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Pita Jungle’s menu is influenced by tastes from around the globe with the benefits of the Mediterranean diet always apparent through the use of healthy lean proteins, veggies, legumes, nuts, grains and fruit. For more information on Pita Jungle, please visit http://www.pitajungle.com.
About Waste Not:
Waste Not is an Arizona non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable food systems that help people and the planet flourish. For over 30 years, Waste Not has been reimagining and reinventing the food rescue process in Arizona. Each year, 40% of food is thrown away, and at the same time, nearly 1 million people in Arizona are struggling with food insecurity. We’re transforming this broken system by connecting tens of thousands of Arizonans with quality food that would have otherwise gone to waste. Our 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. By reimagining what’s possible for food rescue, we’re making our community and our planet healthier. For more information, visit http://www.wastenotaz.org.