Some local volunteers are serving up comfort food and positivity to people in need in the Pueblo and El Paso County communities. It's part of a nation-wide grassroots effort called "Lasagna Love," which kicked off in the beginning of the pandemic. Members of the community volunteer their time, by buying fresh ingredients, and making home-made lasag...

With over 90,000 local kids experiencing food insecurity, LaRosa’s has teamed up with long-time community partner Freestore Foodbank on a ten-week effort specifically to stock 60 school pantries in 20 counties throughout the Tri-State. A significant percentage of food-insecure children rely on free and reduced school meals, and for their families,...

Today, Caterina's Club, the charity that is the focus of our yearly KFI PastaThon is setting a HUGE milestone today! They are celebrating 2 MILLION meals served since the start of the Covid pandemic last March....and 6 MILLION meals served since Caterina's Club was founded in 2005. This is quite a feat, as it normally takes a full year for them to...

When Stephanie Carey was just a junior, she came up with an idea to help others enjoy the prom without the worry or the expense of purchasing gowns. The Ocean City High School senior, who lives in Upper Township, solicited the help of her parents, Marty and Michele Carey, to come up with an event where prom-goers who couldn’t afford gowns could go...

A historic Harlem church will host a no-waste soup kitchen and community center as part of a global project by a prominent Italian chef. Known as Refettorio Harlem, the facility will open this fall at Emanuel AME Church, on West 119th Street near Fifth Avenue, Tasting Table reported this week. It will be part of the worldwide Refetterio campaign...

Farmington UNICO DELIVERED 702 pounds of pasta and sauce to the Farmington Food Pantry . Farmington UNICO, founded in 1970, is a Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. Farmington UNICO members dropped off their donations of pasta and sauce at Franklin Jewelers and Farmington Jewelers. Geno...

Famed chef Lidia Bastianich is best known for her delicious Italian meals seen in her best-selling cookbooks or on her hit PBS cooking show “Lidia’s Kitchen.” While the beloved chef can share her story from her own elegant New York City restaurant, Felidia, it all began from modest means as child in Italy. Over a mouth-watering meal, Bastianich tol...

Everyone loves Lasagna, right? Now the tasty Italian dish is now just a click away and can be delivered right to your door! It’s tough to look at the COVID-19 Pandemic and come up with any positives. But if there is one, it’s Lasagna Love. The idea was baked up at the beginning of the pandemic. It’s the ultimate comfort food needed during this rath...

Italy's Coronavirus emergency continues to have knock-on effects on all aspects of society, even the most unexpected.With the sudden and complete fall-off of tourists in Rome, the Catholic charity Caritas is now feeling the pinch. Caritas is the beneficiary of the coins tossed into the Trevi Fountain - estimated at €1.5 million annually - which hel...

Alessandro Iaia has always believed in the American dream. That anyone – whether they are born in this country or have made this country their home – with hard work, can get far. With perseverance, they can receive equal treatment and be able to live their lives without anyone looking down on them or thinking anything negative about them.  But as h...