VIDEO: Italian Cultural Foundation Continues Tradition of Sharing Food


MILLVILLE - The Italian Cultural Foundation recently decided to donate bags of food bought by the proceeds of their Annual St. Joe's Dinner. For Robert Odorizzi, the Treasurer of the Foundation, giving food is a family tradition.
“A very nice thing that was always said about our family was, they said, your great grandmother was a very giving person," said Odorizzi. "If she had two heads of lettuce, she gave me one.”
“People in Italy, they had these wonderful dinners, they racked up alters with all wonderful food, and then they invited the poor to come and eat,” said Sarina Infranco, Vice President of the Italian Cultural Foundation.
But the Italian Cultural Foundation isn't inviting others to come eat their food, instead they're delivering the feast to then.
Yesterday afternoon, residents of Jaycee Towers, a Millville retirement home, lined up outside to receive their bag of groceries, as many of them aren't able to go shopping on their own.
And even though Cynthia Davis has a vocal disability, she had this message she wanted to share:
“I’m very thankful that there are people who are willing to give to those that have less. It’s a beautiful thing,” said Davis.
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