Christmas Comes Early to So Cal’s Underprivileged
CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO SO CAL’s UNDERPRIVILEGED THANKS TO KFI-AM 640 DAYLONG PASTATHON DEC 7 FROM 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The holidays are here and they hold extra special meaning to Southern California’s neediest population. In what has become an annual tradition, LA’s #1 talk radio station, KFI-AM 640, will hold its 8th annual PastaThon benefiting Caterina’s Club. The station will broadcast its line-up of shows live from the Christ Cathedral (13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA) on Friday, December 7 starting with the “Bill Handel Show” at 6 a.m. and concluding after the “Tim Conway, Jr. Show” at 10 p.m.
The public is invited to stop by, meet their favorite hosts and donate dry pasta, tomato sauce and cash to support the nonprofit founded by chef/restaurateur Sir Bruno Serato. An easy way for the public to support the effort comes courtesy of Smart & Final whose 252 stores are participating throughout Southern California, Arizona, and their Nevada locations are all offering special “Feeding Caterina’s Kids” bags filled with pasta, sauce, forks, napkins, and bowls for $10 each. The chain will deliver the bags to the Caterina’s Club. This year’s goal is to generate $500,000 and 100,000 pounds of pasta and sauce.
The nonprofit Caterina’s Club feeds underprivileged children nightly, helps find permanent housing for families in need and introduces at-risk youth to careers in hospitality. The following are the latest stats reflecting the impact that Caterina’s Club has had on the community:
- Total number of meals served: 2,868,368
- Number of meals served nightly: 4,319
- Number of cities served: 27
- Number of locations: 80
- Total number of motel families placed in permanent housing: 189
- Number of graduates of the Hospitality Academy: 132
For more information, visit www.caterinasclub.org