Johanna Mendelson Forman wrote Keeping Food on the Table During COVID-19: How Refugee Entrepreneurs Have Stayed Afloat – and Thrown a Lifeline to Others, with co-author Amy Gillette, for NextBillion, an enterprise development platform that showcases work in social enterprise and global development.
Ruth Gresser’s Pizza Paradiso donated 10,000 pizzas to neighbors in need over the past 10 weeks along with 10,000 Mandala coloring sheets though Art Works Now. The last 500 pizzas and coloring sheets were distributed from the Art Works Now and Pizza Paradiso building at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in DC.
Carla Hall’s Flakey Buttermilk Biscuits were featured on Food52, created by one-time Dames scholarship recipient, Amanda Hesser, and her business partner Merrill Stubbs.
Annie Boutin King, as a member the Comité Tricolore which is an associative network of the supportive Francophile community in the DMV, helped deliver 50 meals to the homeless residents of La Casa of Friendship Place, a shelter the organization supports. The Comite Tricolore, in partnership with the French Embassy, has been purchasing meals from French chefs/restauraters during the pandemic in a show of support and distributing them to neighbors in need.
Amy Riolo is the U.S. Correspondent/Mediterranean Diet Ambassador for a new weekly Italian television show, Parliamone (Let's Talk About It), on the Stagionello Store Channel on YouTube or Facebook. Amy also was featured in The Mediterranean Lifestyle magazine in “The 11 Best Mediterranean Diet Ambassadors, Registered Dietitians, and Nutritionists”
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