Local Detroit business donated $1 of every 14” pizza sold throughout National Pizza Month

Creating opportunities that activate the potential of Detroit’s young scholars truly is a community effort! Part of the work that we do at the Foundation is to partner with local businesses who 

want to fundraise in support of the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), and we were honored that Mootz Pizzeria + Bar chose to elevate our students during National Pizza Month.

Mootz was inspired by DPSCD’s Farm-to-School initiative’s Drew Horticulture Program, which focuses on healthy eating as well as hands-on training in farming and agriculture for special needs young adults. To support the program’s growth and development, Mootz pledged to donate $1 for each 14” pizza sold through the month of October — ultimately raising over $3,400!

“This partnership allows us to blend our passion for the hospitality industry with our commitment to the community and City of Detroit, which has welcomed us with open arms since day one,” said Lisa Walters, operating partner of Mootz Pizzeria + Bar. “We intend to maintain our collaboration with the school district in support of students and educators for years to come, as they are the foundation of Detroit’s future.”

The Foundation will receive the funds from Mootz, and then work with the Farm-to-School initiative to facilitate the purchase of new equipment for Cognitively Impaired students working with the Drew Horticulture Program. Stay tuned for updates on how Mootz’s generosity helps us empower Detroit’s kids.