Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Yes, Lasagna Can Change The World

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside

Atlanta Buckhead Midtown:
Yes, Lasagna Can Change The World

Just ask Rhiannon Menn...

LASAGNA?

"Take small steps" people say when a person describes a grand dream. Yet when Rhiannon Menn takes a step, it is very impactful. 
 
Let's look at LasagneLove. One woman decided to do something during 2020 about her reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. She had always thought about other people. That's why she founded her first positive site. 

Rhiannon Menn describes herself as a mama, chef, and adventurer. She loves decaf coffee, traveling, and super fuzzy sweaters – which she, unfortunately, can no longer wear since she left New England for Hawai'i!

After the birth of her second child, she had an epiphany: When she took good care of herself, she was much better at taking care of those around her.

Rhiannon wanted to "change the narrative about what it means to be a mom" . So she  founded Good to Mama to do just that. However, back to LASAGNA!

Given her success and experience with Good to Mama and its stories, in 2020, prompted by the COVID-related struggles of families in her community and her own feeling of helplessness, she founded Lasagna Love.

A platform that connects neighbors for home-cooked meal delivery, Lasagna Love - (this links to their 2021 in Review) has transformed into an international movement of kindness, impacting thousands of volunteers and recipient families each week.

Kindness? An integral part of Rhiannon's vision is spreading kindness. 
For those who cannot cook, the group offers another way to participate.
TAKE THE KINDNESS PLEDGE!!

"In 2022, we’re looking to continue to spread kindness in even more ways. We are already present in all 50 states! We’ll be expanding to additional countries as well as starting to work with military bases around the globe. We’ll continue thinking about how we can spread kindness outside of the lasagna pan. We’ll be doubling down on how we spread kindness within our own volunteer community. All of this, in addition to reaching at least another half a million people with Lasagna Love, through a minimum of 200,000 lasagnas delivered. We’re so grateful you were with us for the last year, and we’re excited to have you on our journey for this coming year."

Sharing begins at home. Cook at home yourself or SPONSOR others. 

To see stories of the volunteers and families who have been impacted by Lasagna Love, you can visit https://www.instagram.com/wearelasagnalove/ or visit the site to see the latest happenings at www.lasagnalove.org

Learning about has been a fabulous for me.

Imagine how much just one person can begin to change the world!

Images courtesy of LasgnaLove.

Comments (15)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love lasagna.  And, even thought it isn't even 4:00 am here in Sacramento, I could easily gobble some up if I had it!

Jan 13, 2022 03:43 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

So it isn't 4:00am and you haven't gone to sleep yet or it isn't even 4:00 am because you just got up? Enjoy your day! Lynn

Jan 13, 2022 09:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Kudos to Rhiannon for doing something that helps others. And what a great idea - most people love lasagna!

Enjoy your day.

Jan 13, 2022 05:14 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kat Palmiotti 
Astonishing really - Since October 2020 and now in all 50 states!.
Enjoy your day, Lynn

Jan 13, 2022 11:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lynn - creativity has no boundaries.  So does kindness.  I guess lasagna does as well.  

Jan 13, 2022 05:14 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Michael Jacobs 
It seems to me that many good things happen that don't make the news cycles! Hope you are enjoying your day! Lynn

Jan 13, 2022 11:27 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 One person can make a huge difference. Thank you for sharing how Rhiannon's vision is spreading kindness.

Jan 13, 2022 09:36 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 
Thought she would appeal to you -- you are an initiator and go-getter and so is she! All the best - Lynn

Jan 13, 2022 03:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lynn- I love the idea of this.  Rhiannon Menn found a need and has stepped into do something about it!!! I love it. 

Jan 15, 2022 05:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jan 15, 2022 05:46 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kathy Streib 
Thank you so much! Especially since it is a Charity - wider coverage is wonderful. All the best - Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:13 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats on the feature by Kathy this week.  Great job!

Jan 16, 2022 06:28 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 
Thanks! Nice to see you here! Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week as somehow I missed it! I love your post as well as Lasagna! Rhiannon's vision of spreading kindness is so heartwarming.

Jan 16, 2022 06:44 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Yes, amazing! Very inspirational. One person who now has established TWO helping sites. Did you see what Rhiannon and her husband did about housing? Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:46 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727  Hey hey hey  you really have done some magic here ! What an amazing lady and an a wonderful program! Have you joined?? I will give this some thought ! Thank you Kathy Streib  for featuring this a I really missed this fantastic post 

Jan 16, 2022 08:18 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Hannah Williams 
Thanks for your kind words. I made a donation but did not volunteer to cook! All the best - Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:47 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a wonderful gesture of kindness for others less fortunate!  If it weren't for Kathy sharing your post, I'd have missed it.  Great post!

Jan 16, 2022 08:18 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Yes, I thanked Kathy - the more people who know the better! Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:52 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

What a concept!!  Have you ever met someone who didn't enjoy lasagna?

Jan 16, 2022 09:36 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Susan Emo 
So nice to see you here! 
What an amazing success Rhiannon achieved!
Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:53 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lynn:

What a wonderful story about Rhiannon's passion and how it turned into such a success story! Thank you for sharing this.

Jeff

Jan 16, 2022 10:12 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Yes, I'm hoping that it shows up again on ActiveRain! 
All the best - Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 03:39 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Lynn, there's nothing like a great lasagna. Buffy makes a great one. I should get her involved.

Jan 16, 2022 03:53 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Mike Cooper, GRI 
Nice to hear from you!
Tell Buffy I said hi - Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 01:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

This made me want to make lasagna, one of my husband's favorite foods, Lynn. Fantastic post and congrats on being featured in Kathy's weekly line-up!

Jan 16, 2022 06:27 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Thanks on both kind compliments. Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:57 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

How absolutely awesome is that.  I have never heard of this and I am going to definitely check it out.  It is all about spreading kindness.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Jan 17, 2022 07:01 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Dear Norma -
And we get to spread her idea to others as well!!! 
Take care - Lynn

Jan 17, 2022 12:57 PM