For the past 20 years of my life, I have made a huge point to concentrate a good portion of my time, energy, expertise and funds to numerous charities locally, nationally and internationally. Throughout this time I have remained particularly focused on hunger relief and children’s disease research. Even as a chef and restaurateur, there is no greater role that has brought me more joy and fulfillment in my life than being a dad to my two boys. But I wanted to do more, give more and learn more for all the kids that need help.
Over the past year I have been working on the development of my own charity; one that focuses its energy on children and children’s aid alone. I am proud and excited to announce the Mario Batali Foundation. The mission of the Mario Batali Foundation is to educate and empower children, encourage them to dream big while providing them with the necessary tools to become an active force for change in today’s world. In an effort to do so, the MBF strives to ensure all children are well read, well fed and well cared for.
Starting a foundation takes an enormous amount of work and, of course, support from people with big hearts. The funds raised will be the vital seeds that help me and my team grow and nurture this important mission that will hopefully outlive me, my children, and my children’s children.
I’m reaching out today to see if you will join me in my mission and assist me in making the lives of our children better and stronger. You have the amazing opportunity to join me in what I promise will be a fun and delicious ride towards helping and saving our future!
As our plan becomes reality we will post our progress on the site. So stay tuned for great things to come!
With love and linguine,