I was recently contacted by the pasta brand Barilla regarding their “Share the Table” program, which was created to help families come together more often over shared meals.
Between now and October 15th, visit www.ShareTheTable.com and click on the icon that says you “believe in meaningful meals.” When you do, Barilla will donate $1 to Meals On Wheels Association of America, for a total donation of up to $150,000.
Then, after doing that good deed, you can download the free 32-page cookbook which contains pasta recipes from Mario Batali, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep and other celebrities. Both the book and the website also contain lots of useful tips about sharing family meals — everything from menu planning, eliminating distractions, ideas for dinner conversation and more.
I was also particularly interested to read the results of a survey conducted by Barilla about U.S. families’ eating habits. Amazingly, three out of four families don’t sit down to family meal regularly. You can read the entire article summarizing the survey findings here.
Thanks, Barilla, for helping families bring back the shared meal!