Dishing Up Culinary Donations to Support Our Troops
"We were all so touched by Pat Day's generous spirit and courage that the New York Chapter wanted to be able to show her how much we admire her. We decided the best way we know how to show support would be to send donations of ingredients and other cooking items to support her culinary efforts," stated Lia Soscia.
Soscia, owner of Home Cooking Consultant Personal Chef Service in Bellmore is a proud member of The New York Metro Chapter of the USPCA, a professional association for personal chefs from New York City, Long Island, and Westchester. The group has become involved with culinary themed projects, the first of which is the fundraiser to raise money to send spices, ingredients, and cooking tools to Afghanistan.
Donations have poured in from many sources, including friends and family, retailers and other culinary professionals. So far, USPCA members have collected monetary donations, as well as 30 different kinds of spices and various kitchen utensils from companies such as Williams-Sonoma, Wholespice.com, and the Just Because Foundation. The first few boxes, weighing over 70 pounds, are already on their way overseas.
The NY Metro Chapter will continue to accept any donations for future shipments in support of Day's cooking efforts for our troops in Afghanistan. If you are interested in donating or learning more about the NY Metro Chapter of the USPCA, please call 1.800.358.2857 or visit www.NYPersonalChefs.com.