I just wanted to update you all of the status of KFI's yearly PastaThon event to benefit Caterina's Club, Chef Bruno Serato's charity in Orange County that has been providing more than 25,000 meals to children in need every week across Southern California.
Because of Covid and our company guidelines, we can not do a live, in-person event. As much as this breaks my heart because we all love this event and having the community come together for the greater good at Christ Cathedral in Orange, we just can't do it in a way that ensures everyone's safety.
So, we kicked off a VIRTUAL event this year on November 18th to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of raising funds, pasta & sauce for Caterina's Club and this year, the need is even greater. Because of Covid, not only is Caterina's Club providing the 25,000 meals a week they normally do, they are providing thousands more to the community at-large, in addition to providing pantry staples to families struggling to make ends meet during this difficult time.
Normally, it takes one year for Caterina's Club to serve 1 million meals and to go through the 110,000 pounds of pasta and sauce collected at the PastaThon last year. This year, because of the increased need in the community, they did that by August!!
Here's how you can help.
- Donate at PastaThon.com. Pay with your credit card or via PayPal. If you prefere to send a check, please make it out to Caterina's Club and send it directly to: Caterina's Club 451 W. Lincoln Ave #251 Anaheim, CA 92805.
- Through 12/6, you can make a $10 donation at ANY Smart & Final store in CA, AZ and NV right at the register. Your $10 donation of Barilla pasta & sauce and Smart & Final products provides 14 meals to those in need.
- You can drive-thru and drop off pasta & sauce (any kind/ brand of pasta /sauce) donations directly to the Anaheim White House at 887 S. Anaheim Blvd. DAILY 8am-3pm (on 12/4 they will collect through 10pm) You don't even have to get out of the car, just drive up and volunteers on site will collect the cdonations from you!
However you choose to participate, please know how much we appreciate it, we could not do this without our amazing listeners and our amazing partners, Smart & Final and Barilla. It's because of you that we have been able to raise more ethan $2.8 million and 510,000 pounds of pasta & sauce for Caterina's Club since 2010.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Gary and Shannon got to speak with Eric Fuchser, the Assistant District Manager for Smart & Final about their partnership with Caterina's Club, and how they're raising money for KFI's 10th annual Pastathon! Listen below: