The Christ Cathedral campus in Garden Grove was the site of the Dec. 6 KFI/AM640 Pastathon, where pasta, sauce and donations were collected to help feed hungry kids. In early counts, more than $400,000 was raised and nearly 110,000 pounds of pasta was collected for Caterina’s Club, the nonprofit founded by Anaheim White House Owner/Chef Sir Bruno Serato.
The 9th annual event included drive-by collection stations as well as all-day live broadcasting in the Cultural Center by KFI radio hosts. Total funds raised will include the winning bids on auction items including events with KFI radio personalities.
In addition to individual donations, corporate teams joined forces to support the effort. Teacher Created Materials donated more than 5,000 pounds of pasta. Fittingly, Barilla also participated. Prita Wadhwani, a spokesperson for the pasta company said, “At Barilla, we believe good, nutritious food should be available to all. That’s why we are dedicated to being an active contributor to positive change by supporting programs like Caterina’s Club.”
Smart & Final served as an off-site collection center, offering $10 donation kits [Text Wrapping Break]at stores in California, Arizona and Nevada.
One hundred percent of donations went to Caterina’s Club to help feed the children and help with housing needs. The organization also teaches teens the skills they need to get a stable job in the hospitality industry when they’re old enough. Each week, the organization helps to feed 25,000 children throughout Orange County and in cities in L.A., San Diego and San Bernardino.