The Canadian Italian Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the start of “Pasta IT Forward,” a new initiative to feed those in need during the trying times as a result of COVID-19 and the corresponding economic difficulties.
Our mission is simple: Support anyone in need from seniors to local healthcare and hospital heroes who are working in wartime-like conditions.
Covid-19 is having the greatest impact on seniors and those most vulnerable in our society. Many people are unable to work because their business or the company they work for are not considered an essential service.
At the same time, essential services are open and our frontline workers are putting in long hours.
All of these people, regardless of which group we want to talk about, could use a little extra help right now.
In less than a week we have gained the support of several major donor partners for all the materials necessary to prepare over 15,000 portions of “pasta al forno” that are being delivered all over Toronto, the GTA, Vaughan, Brampton and Mississauga.
The tray of pasta is free of charge, and they simply ask that one day, if and when you can, you pay it forward in some way to help someone in need.
Thank you for your donation, we hope we can keep Pasta-ing it forward so long as this crisis continues!
Our goal is to feed 500+ meals daily to anyone in need as well as healthcare workers across Toronto, GTA, Vaughan, Mississauga and Brampton. Here are a list of hospitals and facilities we are currently delivering to:
Toronto General Hospital
Humber River Hospital
Etobicoke General Hospital
Brampton Civic Hospital
Vaughan Fire Station 7-1 Thornhill
Vaughan Fire Station 7-2 Maple
Vaughan Fire Station 7-3 Woodbridge
Vaughan Fire Station 7-4 Kleinburg
Vaughan Fire Station 7-5 Woodbridge
Vaughan Fire Station 7-6 Concord
Vaughan Fire Station 7-7 Woodbridge
Vaughan Fire Station 7-8 Thornhill
Vaughan Fire Station 7-9 Woodbridge
Vaughan Fire Station 7-10 Maple
City of Vaughan Joint Operations Centre - Mechanics, Communications, and Administration
Toronto Police 31 Division
Toronto Police 23 Division
York Regional Police District #1 Newmarket
York Regional Police District #2 Richmond Hill
York Regional Police District #3 Sutton
York Regional Police District #4 Vaughan
York Regional Police District #5 Markham
200+ individual orders already taken in the Toronto, GTA, Mississauga, Brampton and Vaughan area!
Hopefully with your help, we can expand this operation to reach more of those in need.
How It Works
- 100% of the funds will be used to purchase, make and deliver meals
- For every $50 donated we will be able to produce 10 meals under our Pasta it Forward initiative in the commercial kitchen of Chateau Le Jardin Banquet Hall
Do you know someone in need, work at a hospital, facility or local business that could benefit from our meal delivery?
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email redacted] with the Name, Phone number and Address for delivery so that we can reach out.
“Pasta it Forward,” is a new initiative by the Canadian Italian Heritage Foundation to feed those in need during the trying times as a result of COVID-19 and the corresponding economic difficulties.
“Feeding our community and helping those in need is what we do” said Frances Tibollo, President of the Canadian Italian Heritage Foundation.
“We are so fortunate to have a vibrant team of volunteers and amazing corporate donors who together have prepared and delivered +15,000 hot meals over the last few weeks to those in need and frontline workers who are protecting us all” stated Tibollo.
Thank you so much for helping us #pastaitforward ♥️
- Anna Maria Manieri
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