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Sat, Sep 28


Elderly Home- Address provided upon RSVP

Buon Appetito!

Prepare and serve an Italian-style dinner for 100 low-income elderly people! Support children in hospitals undergoing heart surgery with toys and other gifts!

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Buon Appetito!
Buon Appetito!

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Elderly Home- Address provided upon RSVP, Reston, VA, USA

About The Event


We need your help to prepare and serve an Italian-themed dinner for over 100 people at a low-income elderly apartment community in Reston, VA!!

Please bring a prepared dish (cooking to be done at home, serving size for 10-20 people) in an aluminum catering dish. Here are some ideas for dishes that we need...

ANTIPASTI (Appetizer): Cured meats and cheeses, bruschetta (toasted bread with tomatoes and other toppings), and pickled or fried vegetables and olives.

PRIMI (First Dish): Pasta dishes, risotto, soup 

SECONDI (Second Dish): Meat, fish, vegetable main dishes

DOLCI (Dessert): Gelato, cakes and pies, tiramisù (a coffee and custard dessert), cannoli (ricotta stuffed in a crispy shell)

Note: You must be 18+ to volunteer. 

Please RSVP if you would like to prepare and serve a dish. I will e-mail all of the people who have signed up as we get closer to the event date to solidify a menu and discuss further details. We have a lot of interest in these types of events, and since there is limited room in the kitchen, we can only accept 30 volunteers. Please register sooner rather than later! 

Address will be provided upon RSVP. The event will be held in Reston, VA. 

Tickets - This event requires a ticket purchase. Ticket sales go towards supporting this event, covering overhead costs of the Barbera Foundation and supporting Myanna's Heart, a non-profit organization that provides tote bags composed of gifts and toys to children recovering heart surgery in hospitals. For more information on this non-profit, please feel free to visit!  Tickets are tax-deductible!

Thanks for all of your help in making this event possible!



  • Serve the Homeless

    Please purchase a ticket for yourself and every other person you wish to bring to the event. No refunds on ticket purchases! Thanks! 100% of money raised from Barbera Foundation Events (less PayPal and Credit Card Fees) will go towards supporting this event, Myanna's Heart (non-profit) and overhead costs. Please keep the receipt of your ticket purchase for your records, as this is a tax deductible donation (EIN of Barbera Foundation: 82-3720526). Thank you for your donation!

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