On Friday, December 8th, we held our 7th annual PastaThon at the Cultural Center at the Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. You can see some of the pictures above!
By the end of our all-day broadcast at 10pm, we had collected $390,728 and 70,100 pounds of pasta & sauce!
BUT WAIT....THERE'S MORE!
Every year after the event, we get donations, specifically earmarked for the PastaThon, continuing to come in after the event for a week or so. Our alternate drop off locations didn't all get to drop off their donations that day, so now they're all counted. Several large monetary donations came in that we were not expecting as well.
In addition, our auction items have been officially paid and are now included in final totals.
Also, that day, we didn't count all of Smart & Final's poundage from the bags they sold to benefit Caterina's Club.
So...We now have FINAL totals!
102,658 pounds of pasta & sauce
Our hearts are even more full than before.....THANK YOU SO MUCH!
If you missed the event and would still like to make a donation to Caterina's Club, you can! Click the 'Donate Here' button below or if you would like to send a check, please make the check out to Caterina's Club and mail it to:
Caterina's Club / KFI PastaThon
341 E. Center St.
Anaheim, California 92805
Caterina's Club is a 501(c)(3) charity. IRS Tax ID #30-0751934
We also wanted to thank Smart & Final for offering their $10 "Caterina's Club Care Package' donation at 178 of their Southern California stores!
Smart & Final sold 3,358 of these care packages for Caterina's Club! Totaling 33,580 pounds of pasta & sauce for Caterina's Club!
And a very special THANK YOU to all of our alternate drop off locations, that helped collect donations in the month prior to our event.
Chef Bruno is still in the process of rebuilding the Anaheim White House which is expected to open early next year. You can see some photos of the fire devastation and the rebuild below.
KFI's own Dean Sharp, toured the rebuild and shot this video.
In the meantime, Caterina's Club is feeding 3,500 kids, five nights a week at more than 50 locations in 18 cities in LA and Orange County.
You can read more about what Caterina's Club does HERE.
Chef Bruno has a new book, The Power of Pasta: A Celebrity Chef's Mission to Feed America's Hungry Children. CLICK HERE TO ORDER. All profits from the book go to Caterina's Club.
Photos of the aftermath of the fire.
You can see some of the rebuild progress!
More video of some of the rebuild