Throughout this unprecedented health crisis, the Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley & Eastside has been providing well over 5,000 meals every week to families across the San Gabriel Valley and the eastside of Los Angeles. Bella Sera Trattoria was introduced to the Club by Board of Directors member Julie Dell’Aquila Hernandez, who brought it to the attention of the Bella Sera team who immediately jumped into action by donating over 1,100 meals to Boys and Girls Club families throughout the San Gabriel Valley communities and the eastside.
Senator Susan Rubio and her office recognized their contributions by saying the following: “Bella Sera Trattoria is the perfect example of a community partner coming together in a time of great need. They have provided thousands of meals to local families. Their continued efforts at helping others is truly inspiring.”
Owned and operated by Joe and Dana Borelli, the Bella Sera team has been committed to excellent service and providing a family experience through its core mission and passion since 2014.
“We are just fortunate to be in the situation we are in and able to provide these meals. We know how tough it is for everyone at this moment, especially these families that depend on these meals for their children. The community has always been so supportive of us that it is only right to pay it forward as much as possible,” says Mike Wissman, general manager.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has done so much for my family during this scary time. These meals are providing so much more than food for my kids, it shows they care and the quality of food is the best,” shared Carmen Campos, whose three children attend the Estrada Courts Boys & Girls Club.
“I love the Bella Sera boxes and the food is so good! I look forward to my box from the Club members who deliver it,” said 12-year-old Christelle, member of Monterey Park Boys & Girls Club.
The team at Bella Sera has also teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley and Eastside in their Meals to Heal Campaign which provides daily meals to hospital staff, doctors, nurses, and emergency response teams at many hospitals throughout the San Gabriel Valley. On May 18, Bella Sera teamed up with the club to provide hot meals for the staff at Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia.