Popular Dessert Pizza Returns to Store Shelves Nationwide in Time for Holiday Season;
Sales to Help Grant Wishes for Children Experiencing Critical Illnesses
Albuquerque, N.M. – October 17, 2023 – WiseChoice Foods LLC, the manufacturer of the frozen pizza brand WisePies Pizza and a certified minority-owned and female-led company based in Albuquerque, N.M., and Make-A-Wish®, the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, announces the return of WishPies by WisePies Pizza by popular demand. It’s a limited-edition dessert pizza, specially created to fundraise and help grant more wishes during the holiday season. In 2022, the sales of WishPies helped grant hundreds of wishes for children experiencing critical illnesses. WishPies will be available beginning Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at Kroger’s Family of Stores throughout the country and online at www.wisepiespizza.com. The ribbon cutting to celebrate the national WishPie launch will occur the same day at Kroger located at 7505 N. MacArthur Blvd in Irving, Texas at 9:30am.
“In year two, WisePies Pizza is excited to work with Make-A-Wish and Kroger to provide a seasonal offering that inspires hope and creates real impact across the country. With each WishPie purchase, customers are giving back to Make-A-Wish allowing more wishes to be granted directly to children with critical illnesses leading to more positive outcomes,” said Season Chavez, president of WiseChoice Foods and Wish Sister. “My brother was granted a wish when he was 12-years old while fighting a rare form of cancer. The positive emotional and physical impact a wish can have on a child and the entire support system including family, friends and the medical team is undeniable. The limited-time WishPies are the result of a collaboration rooted in the spirit of generosity, and it’s an honor to play a small role with incredible retailers like Kroger that support visibility and availability of WishPies in participating locations.”
The WishPie by WisePies Pizza is a cinnamon apple drizzle dessert pizza. It is made from a stone-fired, cinnamon-infused traditional crust, topped with cinnamon-sugar sauce and diced gala apples. A vanilla icing packet is also included. WishPie packaging is creatively branded combining WisePies Pizza brand elements with Make-A-Wish brand colors resulting in a beautiful blue package that carries the story of a beautiful wish granted. One dollar from each dessert pizza sold through November 30, 2023 will go to Make-A-Wish to grant wishes that can help children build the physical and emotional strength needed to fight a critical illness.
“When families choose to add a WishPie to their holiday plans, they’ll be helping us deliver more hope to wish kids, their families, and their communities nationwide during the holiday season,” said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We are grateful to WisePies for stepping up for a second consecutive year to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses because every child deserves a childhood.”