Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa would like to say a BIG thank you to Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza. As a local food truck new to Des Moines, Ferinheit has donated the tips from their sales at 515 Brewing Company to BBBSCI programs throughout the past few months and plans to continue donating into the future.
Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza was recently started by Tom and Elaine Ferin in April of 2015. The couple built a wood oven in their back yard several years ago and have had so much fun with it, they decided to take it on the road and share their pizza with other people. “Tom has a passion for cooking, and especially cooking for other people,” says Elaine Ferin, “so he’s the driving force behind us taking the plunge into owning our own business.”
They are most well-known for their pizza, of course, and they get a lot of compliments on their crust and unique flavors. “We let people mix and match topping as much as they want to, though,” says Elaine, “so that helps people create their own pizza.” You can find Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza at Confluence Brewing Company on Tuesday evenings, Outskirtz on Wednesday evenings and 515 Brewing Company on Thursday evenings. They also do a variety of other community events, and they offer catering as well.
“We get the opportunity to meet a lot of people and to be outside,” says Elaine. “It’s especially fun and gratifying to be a part of people’s life events like graduations, wedding, birthdays and more.”
Ferinheit is dedicated to helping organizations that are helping children, families and the community around us. In addition to BBBSCI, they make donations to Norwalk Food Bank at New Life Lutheran Church, YESS in Des Moines and the Pink Tractor Foundation in St. Marys, Iowa. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa is so grateful to Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza for their support of life-changing mentoring relationships in our community.
Tom and Elaine don’t take credit for their generosity, saying the credit goes to the people who stop at their weekly locations and take the time to drop in their loose change, or a dollar or two, into the tip jar. “[We] are simply and happily the middle party who get to transfer the money back into our communities.”
Thank you, Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza, for all you do!