Episode 82: Michelle: Changing the World, One Lasagna at a Time

Michelle Brenner-The Lasagna Lady

In March 2020, Michelle Brenner was furloughed from her job because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though she was going through difficult times herself, Michelle decided to use her $1200 stimulus check to buy ingredients to make lasagnas for anyone who wanted or needed one, recognizing that she wasn’t the only person suffering during this difficult time. Michelle ended up making lasagnas for first responders, individuals and families in need, and anyone else who needed one. 

People started donating and Michelle kept buying ingredients and making more lasagnas, and giving them away – no questions asked. To date, Michelle has raised tens of thousands of dollars and has made and given away over 1,500 lasagnas! All of this has been possible through the support of community, selfless donations and the desire to just do more for one another. Her personal goal is to feed 50,000 people which adds up to about 5,000 lasagnas. As a one-woman operation, her goal is gigantic, but she’s well on her way. 

Michelle joins the 1 Girl Revolution podcast to share her own life story, the story of how she was furloughed during the Covid-19 pandemic and how she got the idea to make lasagnas for others, how the “Lasagna Lady” came to be, how she’s changing the world one lasagna at a time, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this fun, moving, and inspirational episode of the 1 Girl Revolution podcast!

For more information on the Lasagna Lady, to support her work, and/or to request a lasagna, reach out and/or follow her on Facebook
You can also donate via her GoFundMe page.

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