SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — “Lasagna Love” began as a pleasant gesture from a younger mother in Somerville and now it is changed into a nationwide empire of generosity.
“There’s one thing about lasagna that feels heat, inviting and joyful,” Lasagna Love founder Rhiannon Menn mentioned.
When the pandemic hit earlier this 12 months, Menn heard about mothers in Somerville that had misplaced their jobs, misplaced their childcare and have been simply feeling stressed throughout these powerful instances.
She determined to start out shopping for further groceries to make meals for individuals struggling. She mentioned you do not have to be struggling financially for a selfmade and free meal.
Menn and her daughter began to make lasagna and ship it to households locally.
This concept of generosity, as soon as it hit the web and bought some publicity, caught on.
“At first it was only a couple new cities and a pair new states and someday at the start of October, we had 1000’s of individuals signing up,” Menn mentioned.
She mentioned they went from individuals signed up in 13 states to individuals signed up in all 50 states. She provides they now have over 3,000 “Lasagna Mamas and Papas” throughout the nation.
Menn mentioned they make extra than simply lasagna with some Mamas making baked ziti and shepherd’s pie for households.
“So long as it is consolation meals and a sufficiently big dish to feed a household,” Menn mentioned.
To enroll to obtain a free meal, to develop into a Lasagna Mama or to sponsor this system you may head over to Lasagna Love’s website.
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