I think y’all know by now that I love cooking for my family. As my boys have gotten older, I’ve found we no longer connect over Thomas the Train, making bubble solutions in the driveway or playing Mario in the basement. Instead, we gather around our table for meals. Both are apt to help in the kitchen and there is honestly nothing I love more than making a home for these two kids. A warm, inviting, comforting, safe, happy home. For us, food is part of that.
When I read about Lasagna Love early this year, I immediately signed up. I make a lasagna meal once a month that helps out a family, gathers them around a table, and fills their bellies with goodness. It brings me immeasurable happiness to provide a home cooked meal to someone else. Each and every one is made with love right in my kitchen. I always add a Caesar salad bag and simple dessert (usually brownies). Drop off is contactless, but on occasion I have met the recipient in a public place for the hand off.
On my Lasagna Love day, I also prepare the same for my family. They are always full of questions… how many people did you cook for? Did you meet them or just drop off? Did they text you to say if they liked it? And, of course, harder more personal questions too.
Lasagna Love was started at the beginning of the pandemic when the founder of Good to Mama was looking for a way to help moms in her community. She and her toddler started making and delivering meals to families in the neighborhood who were struggling, whether that struggle was financial, emotional, or simply a feeling of overwhelm.
Lasagna Love has since grown into a national movement, with thousands of people all cooking and delivering meals to families in their communities. What we do is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities. Our mission is not only to help address the incredible rise in food insecurity among families but also to provide a simple act of love and kindness during a time full of uncertainty and stress.
You can learn more or request a meal here. Kindness is for everyone. No matter the reason for the need, your community wants to help. A neighbor will deliver a home-cooked lasagna or main dish to your family one night.
If you’d like to sign up to volunteer in your area, you can do that here.
It feels good to spread love.
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED