Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Lasagna Love and Elizabeth Dole Foundation are partnering to provide assistance to military and veteran caregivers across the US.
Lasagna Love is a nationwide grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery and also seek to eliminate stigmas associated with asking for help—especially from moms— when it is needed most.
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill or injured veterans. The Foundation’s programs provide military and veteran caregivers the support they need at the local, state, and national levels. These programs engage individuals, organizations, and communities.
Get help when you need it most: request a meal as an EDF caregiver
Are you a caregiver who could use a hand? Let our volunteers take some stress off your plate, by providing you with a plate (of lasagna!)
Help veteran families with a home-cooked meal
Veterans can always use a little help. When a veteran has been injured or in recovering, this need is even greater. Help make a difficult situation better.
Nominate a caregiver you know who could use some support
Have a friend that is a caregiver to a veteran? Nominate them to receive Lasagna Love, and if we have a volunteer in their area we’ll get them matched.
“Our twin baby girls were born at 31 weeks and spent 7 weeks in the NICU. Until you have a child in the NICU you never truly realize how draining it is, not to mention we also have a toddler at home. Between being torn between my toddler and wanting to be at the hospital with the babies all day to make sure I was there in case anything happened, I was emotionally drained. I also was trying to heal from the whole birthing process and trying to keep up with household things was exhausting just to think about. Laundry, vacuuming, and cleaning in general could be put off, but making sure I was eating and my husband and daughter had meals was something that had to happen every day despite my exhaustion. I’m so thankful my friend knew about and signed me up for Lasagna Love!!! Being able to focus on healing and my children instead of trying to figure out what to make that night was a huge blessing, not to mention the lasagna was extremely delicious (even my picky toddler ate second and left overs!). Thank you guys so much for all you do! The NICU experience is a stressful and tiring one, so having a meal provided eased the daily burden you feel to make it all come together!”
“I am a mom of two preemature babies. In total, I had a very minor NICU experience, where my children were in the hosipital for a total of three weeks between the two of them. Even so, the experience is one I would never wish on another mama. Having to leave your children at the hospital while you go home is heartbreaking. Not being able to sleep with them in the same room is unbearable. But at the same time, I knew staying in the hospital wasn’t right for me, so I did go home. If Lasagna Love had been around 3-5 years ago when I had my children, it would have been such a blessing. We did have friends and family drop off food, but many didn’t until we brought them home. So we ate take out and fast food on our way to and from the hospital. Having a home cooked meal, and one I didn’t have to worry about making, would’ve been one thing off my plate. I think every new mom deserves that, even more so those who cannot take their children home.”
-Heather, Lasagna Chef