Hunger sometimes keeps Catherine D’Amato awake at night, but the suffering is not her own. Empathy – and feeding hungry people – come naturally to D’Amato, who is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). As the granddaughter of Italian immigrant farmers and the daughter of restaurateurs, she has always known tha...

On a recent summer morning, Lynn Hirsch was determined as she packed the back of her gray SUV with 20 aluminum pans of lasagna. The retiree was on a mission: Drive nearly 70 miles from her suburb of Atlanta to two rural Georgia towns and get the hearty dishes into the hands of people who needed them. It's an increasingly typical mission for volunte...

Sempre Avanti® has made a donation of $1,100 (USD) to Il Più Gran Bene Possible (PGBP), an association in Rome that supports and provides safe housing for women with children who are faced with serious physiological, economic, and social difficulties and/or have been victims of abuse. Il Più Gran Bene Possible also works in cooperation with the Vat...

The Kenilworth Chapter of UNICO and chapter president Laura Morano recently collaborated with the Epiphany Community Church of Orange and Services4Humanity to collect and distribute canned food and supplies to 150 families. UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the USA was founded in 1922. Its sole purpose was to unit...

Certified Piedmontese donates $40k to 2,222 Inc. nonprofit in assist of military, military spouses, and veterans with transition, PTSD support, therapy, and education as part of the Guest Chef Series launched by Casa Bovina, Certified Piedmontese's Italian-inspired fine-dining restaurant. Chef Andre Rush, former White House Chef, MSG (Ret) United S...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to another wonderful issue of our magazine. On the cover of this issue we celebrate the fantastic victory of the Italian national soccer team at the recently concluded European Championships. All of Italy was filled with joy, and it was wonderful to see so many Italians happy again after so many difficult months. Dear friend...

Fabrizia Spirits exceeded the $100,000 fundraising milestone with its "When Life Hands You Lemons" initiative, which has raised critical funding for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations over the past 11 years. Fabrizia Spirits has teamed up with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) and its broker partner, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits,...

LaRosa’s and Freestore Foodbank launched an  8-week effort on April 12, created specifically to stock 60 school pantries in 20 counties throughout the Tri-State. As a celebration for the community, LaRosa’s held a free-pizza event earlier today to serve kids and staff of Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy, the Carl H. Lindner YMCA, as well as t...

Bocce is the game that moves as you play. If you’re Italian and you live near or in Lockport, you know about bocce, a slow-moving sport similar to lawn bowling and curling. And you know Bill Rosenberg, president of the Short Street Bocce Club, who said today’s heavy hitters are Bob’s Barber Shop (men) and the Lake Ladies (women), not to be confused...

Although it was hot and storms were predicted, the Lodge went ahead with a wonderful barbecue for the June meeting. Laurie Rizzo of Laurie's 909 cooked up hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages. Members rounded out the meal by providing wonderful salads and desserts. There was discussion about which charities the lodge would support in 2021. It was decid...