For the past 20 years, 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. 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 who need help.
In the years leading up to our 2008 launch, I developed the plan for my charity: to focus energy on children and children’s aid alone. The mission of the Mario Batali Foundation is to educate and empower children, encourage them to dream big ,and provide them with the necessary tools to become an active force for change in today’s world. In an effort to do so, 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 are the vital seeds that help my team and me grow and nurture this important mission that will hopefully outlive me, my children, and my children’s children.
Join me in my mission and assist me in making the lives of our children better and stronger. Working with MBF is a fun and delicious ride toward helping and saving our future. So stay tuned for great things to come!