Lasagna Love: Feeding Families Needing a Bit of Extra Cheer | Chicago North Shore Moms

Have you heard the saying “Food is Love” or “The Heart is in the Kitchen”?  That is exactly what Lasagna Love is! 

 

 

America’s dinner tables have been severely impacted this year & food insecurity has skyrocketed. These concerns are further compounded by shifting home and work priorities often heavily shouldered by moms and head of households.

In an effort to alleviate some of the pressure, Rhiannon Menn, founder of Good to Mama, started delivering homemade lasagnas to families needing a bit of extra care. She saw an opportunity to be good to other moms during an unprecedented time of challenge. Her social posts offering help to moms not only garnered meal requests, but they also resulted in other moms asking how to get involved and in May 2020 “Lasagna Love” was born.

 

Lasagna Love is a national movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery.

The six-month-old grassroots movement of kindness today spans the entirety of the United States — currently active in more than 48 states, more than 1,000 cities and the North Shore! “Lasagna Mamas” like Erica Gholson of Evanston make and deliver homemade meals to families and are proving that small displays of kindness can have a deep and profound impact.

 

 

“My large Italian family has always centered around food, so I instantly gravitated to the idea of cooking to help other families. I love that this national movement is carried out locally, providing an opportunity to help families in my community.”

Would you like to become a “Lasagna Mama”?

To request a meal: www.lasagnalove.org/request

To nominate someone for a meal: https://www.lasagnalove.org/nominate

To sign up to become a Lasagna Mama: https://www.lasagnalove.org/lasagnamama

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