DEAR SUN SPOTS: I want to remind everyone of this great idea to help community members. I am always heartened by how this community comes together to help their neighbors, particularly most recently. I would like to let people know about another great way to help.

The program is called Lasagna Love. It’s simple. You make and deliver a lasagna to someone in our community. The Lasagna Love organization makes it easy to sign up for a one-time, monthly, or other delivery schedule. You can change your delivery schedule at any time.

There is a local coordinator and you only deliver in the Lewiston/Auburn area. The website is easy to navigate, and the organization is well run. Coordinators are very responsive.

There are no requirements for who can request a lasagna. I have delivered to someone whose mother just passed away. She had her large family coming and felt overwhelmed with cooking for them all. Another person was new to the community, elderly, and needed a little TLC during her first long, cold winter.

I make and deliver one lasagna a month. You buy the supplies and the lasagna can be as simple as you choose to make it. I have met many wonderful people through this program. The website is  — Holly, Auburn

ANSWER: Lasagna Love is an international movement started in 2020 by mama Rhiannon Menn. Prompted by the COVID-related struggles of families in her community and her own feeling of helplessness, she founded Lasagna Love. A platform that connects neighbors for home-cooked meal delivery, Lasagna Love has transformed into a movement of kindness, impacting thousands of volunteers and recipient families each week.


If you wish to request a lasagna, go to:

If you want to make and donate lasagnas, go to the website and sign up. You’ll be put in touch with your local Lasagna Love leader. You’ll make an account through the portal and can then sign up for just one lasagna, or prep one as often as you like.

Besides preparing lasagnas, there are other volunteer opportunities, including sponsoring another chef, or simply donating. If you are part of a nonprofit that feeds the community, there are partnership opportunities. Corporations can sponsor the effort as well.

Perhaps a church group or nonprofit organization would like to get involved with this effort.

A retired friend in another state joined this effort and she said it was really wonderful. She has made a few lasagnas for others and has also received both a lasagna and a chicken pot pie after having knee surgery. There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal no matter what you’re going through. It’s like a big warm hug! Join in if you can and if you do sign up for this, I hope you’ll share your story here in Sun Spots.

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