LifeNet4Families and Andy Cagnetta celebrate another successful year, raising over $180,000 at Andy's 13th Annual Family Pasta Dinner!
On February 8th, Andy Cagnetta, CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, hosted a record-breaking Italian dinner that was attended by over 850 children and adults and raised in excess of $180,000 at Andy's 13th Annual Family Pasta dinner benefitting LifeNet4Families.
At the event, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor, Romney Rogers proclaimed February 8th, 2015 as Andrew Cagnetta, Jr. day, in appreciation for his involvement and contributions to the community over the years. Commissioner LaMarca presented Andy with the prestigious key to Broward County.
Over the last 13 years, Andy's Annual Family Pasta Dinner has raised in excess of $680,000 for the food insecure in Broward County. "To show our appreciation to the Cagnetta family and their ongoing efforts to decrease hunger in Broward County, LifeNet4Families'announced the creation of the LifeNet4Families Andy and Allison Cagnetta Scholarship Fund, which will provide a scholarship award to a homeless high school senior, who despite their hardships, has excelled academically and has also given back to society through volunteerism", saidMelanie Geddes, President/CEO of LifeNet4Families.
Major sponsors of the event were Signature Grand, Title Sponsor and Presenting Sponsors: BBX Capital and Hoffman's Chocolates. Other sponsors included: JM Family Enterprises, Life Style Media Group, Oak Hill Capital Management, The Eppy Group and United Franchise Group, Martin and Anne Basson Family Foundation, Fresco Development Group, SunTrust Bank, Tanner Walker Suss Group/UBS Financial Services and The Friedlander Group at Morgan Stanley.
Formerly known as the Cooperative Feeding Program, LifeNet4Families is Broward County's largest community-based food pantry and is designed to meet the needs of families and individuals who have fallen into economic hardship, including the homeless, nearly homeless, those with disabilities, the elderly, and persons with mental illness. Among the many services offered by LifeNet4Families is a Community Kitchen serving 400-600 meals a day 365 day of the year, an Emergency Food Pantry helping up to 4,000 low-income families monthly; and a staging area for local agencies and government during times of Disaster Assistance.