Award-Winning Author/Chef Amy Riolo Initiates Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Food & Friends on #GivingTuesday

Award-Winning Author of Diabetes-Friendly and Mediterranean Diet Cookbooks, Amy Riolo, Celebrates #GivingTuesday and Pledges to raise funds and donate books and culinary and educational experiences to Food & Friends in Washington, DC.
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Chef Amy Riolo at Food & Friends
Chef Amy Riolo at Food & Friends
WASHINGTON - Nov. 27, 2018 - PRLog -- This #GivingTuesday, Chef Amy Riolo will celebrate giving by initiating a campaign to benefit Food & Friends.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

"I have been cooking for benefit events and giving demonstrations of the Mediterranean lifestyle and diabetes-friendly cuisine at Food & Friends ( for the past few years. I am inspired and motivated by their efforts not only to feed so many people in need - but to do it with their nutritional needs in mind. The care and attention to detail that they give supersedes anything I have seen in other organizations and even hospitals. It is for this reason that I am always proud to contribute," says Chef Amy (

The mission of Food & Friends ( is to improve the lives and health of people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses that limit their ability to provide nourishment for themselves by preparing and delivering specialized meals, providing nutrition counseling, and reducing social isolation to foster a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. In addition to her fundraising campaign, Chef Amy ( has also committed to donating her books and a private dining event to Food & Friends' annual fundraiser, Chef's Best, in Spring 2019.

If you would like to join Chef Amy ( in her #GivingTuesday efforts, your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on #GivingTuesday Nov 27, Facebook and PayPal will match a total of $7 Million in donations. Chef Amy's campaign can be accessed on Facebook here:

It will remain open and active until December 31, 2018. Chef Amy ( will post regular updates on the Facebook page as well as in her newsletters and @amyriolo Twitter posts.

About #GivingTuesday

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

For more information on Chef Amy Riolo, please visit her website: (

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