Global Impact Movement Receives Grant to Scale Kindness Through Technology

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS (JUNE 6 2023) – Lasagna Love is proud to announce the award of an Azure nonprofit grant from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). This grant from Microsoft helps further Lasagna Love’s core mission to feed families, spread kindness and strengthen communities.

The Azure grant allows Lasagna Love to use Microsoft’s scalable, reliable cloud hosting technologies in Project Ricotta, Lasagna Love’s open-source software (OSS) project to build a world-class platform to scale kindness. Lasagna Love invites volunteers, especially those who have not contributed to an open-source software project, to participate in building this next generation volunteer opportunity enablement platform. “We have experienced unparalleled growth since inception, driven by our collaborative approach and distributed organization” shared Rhiannon Menn, founder of Lasagna Love. “We are honored that Microsoft recognizes the trailblazing work we are doing with Project Ricotta, and elected to offer their support.” 

Project Ricotta aims to transform the volunteer and recipient experiences through a revolutionary open-source software volunteer initiative building a next generation mission enablement platform. Erynn Petersen, board member and Project Ricotta lead, says “We’re excited to apply this grant to Project Ricotta. Using this grant we’ll be able to scale up our ability to match our volunteer lasagna chefs to recipients and leverage the power of data to make the most efficient use of our volunteer resources.” 

“Microsoft Azure will enable Lasagna Love to develop modern infrastructure that will enable its mission to scale globally and help improve operational efficiency at all levels,” says Alfredo Luque, a volunteer for the project. “Technology is at the heart of Lasagna Love and we look forward to leveraging Microsoft’s wealth of Azure cloud offerings to maximize developer productivity while enabling us to be disciplined with costs.”

About Lasagna Love

Lasagna Love is a community impact program that connects neighbors through gestures of kindness and support. The nonprofit has joined together more than 45,000 active volunteers from around the world and abides by three simple principles: feed families, spread kindness and strengthen communities. Lasagna Love fosters a culture of positivity, empathy, zero-judgment, and maintains a steadfast resolve to deliver kindness when needed most. To learn more about Lasagna Love and how you can get involved, visit or our social channels, @WeAreLasagnaLove (Instagram and Facebook).


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