Mama Mia, that’s a lot of pasta!
Babylon Town’s second annual Pasta and Sauce Drive was a big hit, collecting over 200 pounds of pasta and 85 jars of sauce.
The initiative is run by Italian-American and town councilman, Anthony Manetta, along with town clerk Gerry Compitello and the Sons of Italy Constantino Brumidi Lodge.
The boxed pasta and canned sauces were accepted from Sept. 12 to Oct. 3.
All the donations will be donated to the Town of Babylon Food Pantry.
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone who took part in the annual pasta and sauce drive, which was an overwhelming success,” said Manetta. “The Town of Babylon Food Pantry is one of our key resources and I am proud that we were able to help them keep their shelves stocked for those in our community who unfortunately struggle to put food on the table.”
There were several places that collected donations, including the Lindenhurst Memorial Library.
See the results of the drive in the picture below.
Top: (L-R) Babylon Town clerk Gerry Compitello, councilman Anthony Manetta, supervisor Rich Schaffer, and deputy supervisor Tony Martinez (courtesy).