After Harvey, Chain Hopes to Feed Thousands

August 30, 2017

Urban Bricks Pizza gave away more than 700 pies to Corpus Christi residents affected by the storm. Next stop: Houston.
Urban Bricks is giving away pies to people affected by the storm.
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Urban Bricks Pizza served more than 700 free pizzas on Monday.
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Sammy Aldeeb wouldn’t miss it for the world. Because, of course, who wouldn’t want to prep pizza for 10-plus hours on a Sunday night?

But the founder of 12-unit Urban Bricks Pizza and his cobbled-together team had a clock to beat. Come morning, a swarm of residents in Corpus Christi, Texas, would drive, walk—do whatever they could—to get to the restaurant.

Starting at 11 a.m. and going until the pantry went dry, Urban Bricks handed out free pizzas to anybody affected by Hurricane Harvey.