The science of paying it forward

The science of paying it forward

  By Alyssa Coltrain and Rhiannon Menn At this point, the idea of pay-it-forward is a fairly common idea. Whether from the 1999 novel  Pay It Forward orthe 2000 film by the same name, or viral stories of drive-through lines, : pay-it-forward has been steadily...

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World Hunger Day

World Hunger Day

This weekend is World Hunger Day, a day founded by The Hunger Project to raise awareness around the growing global food crisis. Across the globe, nearly 2.4 billion people don’t have access to adequate amounts of food. The hunger crisis has only gotten worse in the...

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Meet Maksim, a hero in Ukraine

Meet Maksim, a hero in Ukraine

A few weeks ago I wrote about the power of food, and the role Lasagna Love plays in delivering comfort during times of chaos. I highlighted some true heroes working on the ground in and around Ukraine, delivering food to refugees, soldiers, and those still in Ukraine...

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Eliminating the stigma of asking for help

Eliminating the stigma of asking for help

Who do you turn to when you need help?  We are hardwired to want to be independent, and if you ask any parent they will tell you that you can see that from a very young age, cue toddlers. They want to tie their own shoes, buckle their own seat belts, and do everything...

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Maslow’s hierarchy of lasagna

Maslow’s hierarchy of lasagna

By: Alicia Harris, contributing writer What is a home cooked lasagna? When I think about it, I envision the “cooking part” of the home cooked meal. For young me, that meant my grandmother patiently stirring a pot of marinara sauce, while I diligently destroyed her...

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2021 year in review

2021 year in review

2021 was a huge year for us at Lasagna Love! We started off the year on a kind note, and launched our kindness pledge. And now we have over 5,000 people (and counting!) who have pledged to do kind acts in their communities. We have had countless news stories...

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What the World Needs Now is Love…Lasagna Love

What the World Needs Now is Love…Lasagna Love

I’ve experienced a new round of firsts this year, as I imagine you have as well. First time eating outdoors at a restaurant surrounded by other customers. First time listening to live music. And a few weeks ago, my first hug from someone outside my family. That hug...

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National Cheese Day: Cheesy Baked Penne

National Cheese Day: Cheesy Baked Penne

Happy National Cheese Day, Everyone! Not that we need a reason to celebrate one of the best food categories out there, but it’s nice to have an excuse, right?  In honor of the holiday, I’m bringing you this Easy Baked Penne recipe that’s every bit as cheesy and gooey...

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Completing the Mission–The Bronx Project

Completing the Mission–The Bronx Project

When Lasagna Love New Jersey Regional Director Shari DiBrito was asked to oversee the Bronx (NY) for a week during another Regional Director’s vacation, she wasn’t anticipating that her duties would be much different than any other week. But when she opened the...

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Circularity of kindness

Circularity of kindness

When I first learned about Lasagna Love, it was in its infancy--well before there was an established website, dedicated social channels or even a logo.   I stumbled across one of Lasagna Love Founder Rhiannon Menn’s posts on Instagram while searching on the...

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