In response to the 1,205,260 children who are going to bed hungry each night in California, Sir Bruno Serato has set up a GoFundMe page where he is seeking donations as little as $5 — an amount that feeds a family of four. The page launches April 1 with a goal of raising $50,000.
Several celebrities have agreed to spread the word about the GoFundMe campaign on their social media platforms including music legend Neil Sedaka, disco diva Gloria Gaynor, comedian/actress Kym Whitley, TV personality/host/singer Frankie Grande, “Real Housewives of OC” alum Vicki Gunvalson, “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller and many more.
Promoting the GoFundMe page is not limited to celebs but to anyone who cares about reducing food scarcity for those in need. The public are encouraged to post the link to their social media platforms and a fact sheet is available on theCaterinasClub.org website.
Currently, Chef Bruno feeds 5,000 kids each night and has done so since 2005 but the spread of COVID increased the need exponentially. His nonprofit, Caterina’s Club, works through Boys & Girls Clubs throughout California to get hot pasta dinners to the kids nightly. He has even mortgaged his home twice to keep the program going and when a fire burned down his restaurant, the Anaheim White House, he secured a kitchen the next day and kept feeding the kids without interruption.
For his humanitarian work, Serato has earned many honors including being named a CNN Hero, being knighted by the Italian government and House of Savoy, received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, was personally blessed by Pope Francis, received a humanitarian award from Congress on the steps of the U.S. Capitol – accolades he accepts to call attention to the crisis of hungry children in the U.S. For more information, visit www.caterinasclub.org