Lasagna Love is a movement that started at the beginning of COVID-19 as a way to offer support and kindness to Founder Rhiannon Menn’s local community. Since then, the movement has spread nationally and continues to create quite an impact among volunteers and recipients alike.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Rhiannon wanted to find a way to help. So she started making home-cooked lasagna with her daughter and delivering it to struggling families around their neighborhood. And just like that, Lasagna Love was born! A simple idea that took root by spreading kindness during a time of need. What Rhiannon didn’t know at the time, was how quickly the idea would evolve!
“Lasagna Love has since grown into a national movement, with thousands of people all cooking and delivering meals to families in their communities.” Their mission explains, “What we do is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities.” We’re willing to bet that they’ve changed quite a few lives along the way.
So far, Lasagna Love has delivered 80,000 lasagnas to families “in need of some extra love and kindness.” In doing so, 300,000 individuals have enjoyed the sweetness of a home-cooked meal. To accomplish these incredible feats, 25,000 volunteers have worked together across the US, with ‘lasagna chefs’ serving their local communities in all 50 states! How amazing is that?
Lasagna Love offers a handful of ways to get involved, with perhaps the most obvious being to volunteer as a lasagna chef. However, there are plenty of other ways to participate for those seeking a different kind of role, including becoming a sponsor, making donations, and seeking out opportunities to collaborate!
The Lasagna Love Kindness Pledge
In an effort to extend participation beyond the members and volunteers of the organization and cultivate a culture of kindness across the nation, Lasagna Love has created their very own ‘Kindness Pledge’. Anyone willing and committed to spreading kindness among their community is encouraged to sign and be a part of the Lasagna Love movement, “no cooking required!”
Having only just started their efforts at the beginning of COVID-19, it’s safe to say that we’re impressed with how much kindness Lasagna Love has inspired. Not only have they organized opportunities to spread kindness across the country, but they’ve even discovered ways to initiate “simple acts of love and kindness from one human to another,” beyond the confines of a home-cooked meal.
In closing, we want to thank Rhiannon, the Lasagna Love team, every volunteer, and every individual pledging kindness on their behalf. The world is lucky to have people like you in it!