DETROIT, Mich. -

You can get a pizza just about anywhere in Metro Detroit, but only at Buddy's will your money be going to fund Capuchin Soup Kitchen's community programs.

Buddy's Pizza has been serving up Detroit's original Sicilian-style square pizza to Metro Detroiters since 1946.

For 37 years, Buddy's Pizza has partnered with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen to host the annual Slice for Life charity event. Each year, Buddy's serves up more than 3,000 pizzas - nearly 24,000 slices - with proceeds benefiting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen's many programs, including its Earthworks Urban Farm in Detroit.

This year, the annual event will take place Monday, April 15 at Buddy's Pizza's nine Metro Detroit locations.

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 15, customers have a chance to support the Capuchins. Slice for Life ticket holders may choose to dine in to enjoy all-you-can eat two-topping pizzas and salad or carry out a 4-square two-topping pizza or a medium sized Antipasto, Greek or house salad.

Tickets, $15 for adults and $6 for children, may be purchased in advance by calling (313) 579-2100 ext.170 or buy them at the door the day of the event.

Buddy's Pizza has locations in Detroit, Auburn Hills, Dearborn, Livonia, Warren, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, and carry-out only locations in Bloomfield Hills and Royal Oak. Maps and locations can be found at www.buddyspizza.com.

In addition to the annual Slice for Life benefit, every week Buddy's provides the soup kitchen with dozens of pizzas that are then included in the food packages distributed by the agency's emergency food pantry.