Lasagna Enjoys working to feed families, spread kindness

BOISE, Idaho – While the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges, it has also inspired acts of kindness. An organization formed during the pandemic with the goal of tackling food insecurity and spreading kindness during a stressful and uncertain time.

Lasagna Love volunteers make lasagna for anyone who needs extra help preparing dinner.

“It could be surgery, it could be that they lost their job. It could just be a very busy time for them and they just don’t have one – they are just too stressed out to cook dinner for. their families, ”said Lasagna Love regional chef in Boise, said Holly Finch.

Lasagna Love hasn’t been around for long, it started at the start of the pandemic.

“It actually started during COVID because of all the people losing their jobs and then it kind of spread from there,” Finch said.

Finch said that because of COVID, volunteers cannot meet the people they cook for, but they can see the shared story when the person requested a meal.

“I think my favorite so far is a girl with breast cancer. Her story was like I just couldn’t cook for my family, for my husband and that added to her stress,” he said. said Finch.

When Finch heard about Lasagna Love and started volunteering, the organization had not yet expanded to Boise, but now the need is growing faster than the number of volunteers. She said she used to be paired up with a family to cook lasagna every two weeks, but now she sometimes makes two or three lasagna a week, but still can’t meet the needs.

“I have 20 families that aren’t matched every week, so I need more volunteers,” Finch said.

Finch said volunteers can cook as often as they like; they don’t have to make lasagna every week. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.

To request a meal for yourself or for someone else, click here. You can request a meal every 28 days.

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