Here at Mezzetta, we know that so many people are facing hunger and economic hardship. This month, we had the incredible opportunity to participate in an event put on by Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation. This nonprofit was founded by Stephen Curry, basketball star for the Golden State Warriors with three-time NBA champion, two-time MVP, and all time three-point record holder, and Ayesha Curry, entrepreneur, host and two-time The New York Times best-selling author. Their mission through this foundation is to unlock the potential of every child by fighting childhood hunger, working to provide access to quality education, and providing safe place for children to play. It is truly an honor to work with them.

Boxes stacked and truck on backFour Mezzetta sauce jars


As a proud sponsor, we were able to donate to their 9th Annual 12 Days of Christmas with the Currys. It is an honor to have been able to have our Mezzetta pasta sauces included in gift boxes that were given to 500 families from different communities in Oakland, California who are facing hunger and economic hardship to help them celebrate the holidays.  The boxes were distributed at events throughout Oakland in diverse neighborhoods.

Eat Learn Play Truck


In addition to the donation we made, it was also an honor to have members of our team at Mezzetta volunteer on the first day of the event at the Black Cultural Zone (BCZ) in East Oakland. BCZ is a community hub of resilience and grassroots organizing of activities and resources to support kids and families in the area. It was great to have our team members get to see first hand the impact that the Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation is having on the community and to get to be a small part in making it happy.


If you’d like to learn more about Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and its work throughout the year, please visit Please consider donating here:!/donation/checkout

Alameda County Community Food Bank decal

Photo Credit: Credit: Noah Graham for Eat. Learn. Play.

We want to thank Stephen and Ayesha Curry for organizing this event and allowing us to support our local community. Together, we are committed to continuing to provide resources to kids and families in need. We want to continue to spread joy through our food, and we can’t think of a better way to get to do that than by helping those in need.

Please follow, and support if you can, some of the impactful groups who helped make this event and more happen:

Eat. Learn. Play.


Alameda County Community Food Bank


Black Cultural Zone


Chipman Relocation


East Oakland Youth Development Center


Good Good Eatz


Homies Empowerment


Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development


The Unity Council