"Food hugs" are feeding bodies and nurturing souls
August 27, 2020
DAYTON-What began as a way to sell some extra lasagna has become an ongoing labor of love for Weinhard Café owner Mandi Wendt, and a blessing to the recipients of her generosity.
Every Friday, for the past several years, Wendt has been preparing take-and-bake meals for sale. This idea was created in 2017 when Wendt made too much lasagna for a fundraiser in memory of an employee who had recently passed away.
"Not knowing how many people to expect, I made about 20 too many lasagnas. I didn't want the already prepped ingredients to go to waste, so we bought some aluminum pans and said, well,...