Archive: Pilot Project Turin / Q4 2021
Relief x Cottolengo Piccola Casa | Project Date: Oct. - Dec. 2021
3,250 Meals Delivered
Pilot Project Description
Swiss Relief last year partnered with Cottolengo'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 hds 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.
Throughout a trial period of 3 months, we served approx. 3,250 meals with a special Christmas batch deliver on Christmas day, the 500 meal delivery also had the Mayor of Turin present for Christmas wishes. We worked closely with the Piccola Casa team to ensure our guests have the best experience especially as many rely on this meal for their entire day. The trial period is successful, hence we announced a one-year partnership with a renewable option at end of the year with Piccola Casa.
Read more about our continued support on "Food Relief Italy"
Pilot Project: Menus & Dates 2021
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 = 1,000 Meals
Wednesday, December 1 | Panini Prosciutto e Mozzarella & Pomodoro e Mozzarella | DELIVERED
Friday, December 10 | Pomodoro e Mozzarella | DELIVERED (VEGETARIAN TRANSMISSION)
Friday, December 24 | Secret Santa Delivery 2021 (500 Meal Delivery) | DELIVERED by Partner Bakery *
All meals prepared by Pizzeria Pergolesi based in Turin, Italy
*Except December 24, all sandwiches were sourced from a local bakery