Rigatoni’s Restaurant & Building Futures: A Christmas Eve Tradition

Rigatoni’s Restaurant & Building Futures: A Christmas Eve Tradition
Rigatoni manager presents Building Futures with meals

Rigatoni manager presents Building Futures staff with 105 meals.

For the 36th year running, Bev Gregori-Helliwell and Rigatoni’s Fresh Italian Grill proved there is nothing more steadfast than an old friend. Bev was part of the volunteer group that launched the San Leandro Shelter on Christmas Eve, 1986. That year and every year since, Bev and Rigatoni’s have donated a sumptuous Christmas Eve dinner. Thanks to the generosity of owner Ray Bartolomucci Jr.—who owns Rigatoni’s and Strizzi’s restaurants—this generous donor didn’t stop with San Leandro Shelter. As Building Futures began operating more shelters, the holiday dinner grew! This year, 105 grateful residents of the San Leandro Shelter, Sister Me Home Safe House, Midway Shelter, and the San Leandro Warming Shelter enjoyed pasta bolognese, caesar salad, fresh bread and butter, and apple pie. For a delicious meal, remember Rigatoni’s and Strizzi’s in Hayward, Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore or Fremont. And keep these generous community members in mind as a caterer for your next event! www.strizziscatering.com 

This article is from our Holiday Drive Report and Newsletter

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