The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of heartache throughout the country during its more than two years of existence. It may be surprising to know that it has also brought about some joy and kindness as well.

A non-profit organization called "Lasagna Love" came about because of the pandemic. Its founder, Rhiannon Menn, began making lasagna dinners for families impacted one way or another by COVID.

She went on to create this all-volunteer organization and then made an appearance on the Today program, and the rest, as they say, is history.

"Lasagna Love" is active throughout the country and in Canada and Australia, with thousands of people cooking and delivering meals to those in need.

According to its website, the mission is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities.

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This week on Townsquare Sunday, regional leader Whitney Tully of Wareham joined me to update the organization's efforts in Southeastern Massachusetts.

She organizes and oversees the work of several dozen volunteer cooks, who have created and delivered more than 1,000 lasagna dinners over the past couple of years.

Their efforts are truly acts of kindness that should not go unnoticed. Tully's interview can be heard here:

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning on 1420 WBSM. The program highlights organizations and individuals in Greater New Bedford seeking to make this region a better place to live and work.

If you would like your organization featured on Townsquare Sunday, please contact me at

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