Food Relief Italy

08/10/2021


Turin, Italy

Swiss Relief x Cottolengo Picolla Casa | Project Date: Oct. 2021 - Dec. 2021

Project Description

Swiss Relief has partnered with Cottlengo's Piccola Casa, which is Piedmont's largest canteen for people in difficulty. The canteen serves on average 250 meals a day from 11:00 until 13:00 at their central location in Turin, Italy. Swiss Relief has been granted permission to serve all meals once a week with Cottolengo oversight and volunteers.

We have partnered with a local Italian restaurant to provide weekly meals to canteen. These meals alternate on a weekly basis from pizza to penne alongside fresh fruit from central market. Piccola Casa volunteers packaged the meals and distribute on our behalf, at times Swiss Relief Volunteers are also present to assist the field team.

Currently, we have started a trial period of 3 months where approx. 3,500 meals will be disturbed by end of December 2021. Specific dates and menus can be found below. We work closely with the Picolla Casa team to ensure our guests have the best experience especially as many rely on this meal for their entire day. If the trial period is successful, we will meet again with Picolla Casa leadership to discuss a one-year partnership with a renewable option at end of the year.

Menus & Dates

October | 250 Meals x 5 Days = 1,250 Meals | DELIVERED

Friday, October 1 | Pizza| DELIVERED

Wednesday, October 6 | Penne| DELIVERED

Friday, October 15 | Pizza | DELIVERED

Wednesday, October 20 | Penne| DELIVERED

Friday, October 29 | Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella | DELIVERED

November | 250 Meals x 4 Days = 1000 Meals

Wednesday, November 3 | Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella | DELIVERED

Friday, November 12 | Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella | DELIVERED

Wednesday, November 17 | Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella | DELIVERED

--> November 17: 2,000th Meal Milestone

Friday, November 26 |Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella | DELIVERED

December | 250 Meals x 5 Days = 1,250 Meals

Wednesday, December 1 | Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella

Friday, December 10 | Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella

Wednesday, December 15 |Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella

Friday, December 24 | TBA 

Wednesday, December 29 | TBC

All meals prepared by Pizzeria Pergolesi based in Turin, Italy






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