She calls herself “Sam the Lasagna Lady.” After seeing how many people were affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Samantha Peavy decided to bring some extra joy to the holiday season by sharing her lasagna with the Norfolk community. “There are some people who are really just struggling with a meal, so we just want to share in the good spirit of gi...

Just days ago, world-renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura convened with leaders at the World Economic Forum to discuss the future of food. As a newly appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador tasked with reducing food waste, the Michelin-starred chef from Osteria Francescana shared plenty of insights. “Food is not just economy," he said. "Food is culture,...

It is a gloomy and rainy Sunday morning in Portici, a densely populated town near Naples. Local priest Don Giorgio Pisano walks the streets to visit his parishioners who are forced to stay in because of the lockdown. He cannot see them in their homes, but he can still talk to them on the Intercom. Don Giorgio knows them all individually. He asks ab...

“Una delle conseguenze più drammatiche della pandemia è la crescita del disagio sociale e economico, che ha colpito soprattutto persone che hanno perso il lavoro. In questi mesi di emergenza si sono moltiplicate le domande di aiuto che sono, sempre più spesso, domande di cibo”. Lo sottolinea la Comunità di Sant’Egidio, che, in una nota diffusa oggi...

Despite the support the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) gave this year to the Italian American community, the pandemic is not over and our work is not done. If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help NIAF continue serving our community during these difficult and uncertain times. Donate here.  Your tax-dedu...

In the lead-up to the upcoming opening of its new Meatpacking District store, Loro Piana is launching a charity initiative in the U.S. and Canada to benefit Save the Children. With every purchase made from Nov. 27 through Christmas Eve, a newly woven, repurposed blanket will be donated by the brand to the North American branch of the organization.

Naples is proud of its tradition of "caffe sospeso", where a customer pays twice for a coffee so that someone less fortunate can have one for free. Now this act of charity is being extended to coronavirus tests. In the southern Italian city, the local health service is struggling to deal with the number of coronavirus cases and, as in many parts of...

Giving Tuesday is next week - and we are launching our campaign now! For the first 50 leadership donors of $500 and above that give or commit a pledge between now and December 1, we will be sending you a beautiful Biordi Imports ornament as a token of our appreciation. All Biordi Imports ornaments are Italian made and hand painted. Their popular Ra...

Italy's mass testing programme to track cases of coronavirus is stretching the public health system to its limit. Poor organisation and widespread delays have left many people without tests, especially in poor neighbourhoods. Health authorities cannot cope with the long queues of people asking to get tested. But private tests cost €60 to €80 and ma...

An Austin restaurant is stepping in the make sure seniors who will be home alone for Thanksgiving can still enjoy a holiday meal. Juliet Italian Kitchen is giving away free fettuccine alfredo meal kits to people over the age of 70 in Austin. The meal kits include fettuccine noodles, grilled chicken, alfredo sauce, and instructions on how to prepare...