Piada Italian Streetfood, a Columbus-based company, has partnered with the LeBron James Family Foundation to launch Piada Gives, an opt-in donation program. Guests who opt-in to the program via the new Piada app will automatically donate 1% of every purchase to a charity or non-profit making an impact. “Service is at the heart of what we do at Piad...

Greensboro charities, educators and first responders will now have the opportunity to receive free pizzas from Marco’s Pizza.Donating up to 200 pizzas a week, Marco’s Pizza is accepting nominations for Greensboro-area organizations every day leading up to its April 15 new restaurant opening.  To nominate a person or organization who is making a pos...

Burien’s new Casa Italiana – Italian Cultural Center (13028 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168) will be hosting a no-contact Food Drive on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. “As we continue through the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are those among us who need help more than ever,” organizers said. “ Please join us, in this, our inaugural...

A South Florida bakery is doing more than just selling authentic Italian food. It’s educating customers about the Best Buddies program while helping the organization fulfill one of its missions. “They make first-class employees, change the vibe and culture of the company for the better,” said Best Buddies CEO Anthony Shriver. Shriver is talking abo...

If times were normal, Maureen Carreno would be full-swing into her consulting job and running her travel agency. "Normally I work at least two jobs, and have most of my life," she said. Since times are far from normal, with many people refraining from travel during the pandemic, Carreno's business has been closed. "That gives me time to chop veg an...

Under the midday sun, Maty and Alma are walking across Livorno's Garibaldi Square. Nearly 60 years separate them but the young immigrant and the elderly Italian woman are getting to know each other as part of a social project that sees mutual aid and solidarity provide new hope in the port city. The "Riconoscerci Solidali" initiative was launched l...

“It’s a Rite of December that has always been extremely valuable and enabled families in need to enjoy a special holiday dinner,” Joseph Quartino said. Enter the Pannese Society, an award-winning Italian American social organization that recently upheld its storied tradition of donating hams – and in some cases gift cards – that helped put food on...

A Madison (CT) native has written a book to inspire small acts of kindness that can make big difference. Kate West has brought her Italian-American holiday traditions and cherished childhood memories with her beloved Nona to the page. Her book “LeBefana and the Christmas Star” follows an enchanting character from ancient Italian folklore that child...

In many ways, Rocco DiSpirito has been the face of contemporary American cooking. He’s been at the forefront of this country’s embrace of cuisine since the 90s as one of our first “Celebrity Chefs.” This status has been built and sustained on a platform that covers many facets of food, from the kitchen of high-end restaurants to reality TV shows to...

The Order of Sons of Italy in America Peter B. Gay Lodge No. 540 proved that a worldwide pandemic does not deter them from serving the community. This local chapter provided good cheer and a delicious holiday meal to members of CO-OP, a local nonprofit agency supporting individuals with disabilities. While the usual holiday party wasn’t possible th...