CNN Hero Sir Bruno Serato Will Speak On "Feeding The Kids In America" November 24

Top Quote Annual Joint Pre-Thanksgiving Services Sponsored by University Synagogue and Irvine United Congregational Church. End Quote
  • Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2015 - Sir Bruno Serato, owner of the Anaheim White House restaurant and a CNN Hero, will be the featured guest speaker at the annual pre-Thanksgiving service held by University Synagogue, Irvine and the Irvine United Congregational Church, Tuesday, November 24, 7:30 p.m. at University Synagogue (3400 Michelson Drive.)

    Serato will speak about his work through his nonprofit Caterina's Club and on the topic of his book, "Feeding The Kids In America." Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and Reverend Paul Tellstrom will lead the service.

    "Our relationship with Irvine United Congregational Church goes back some 25 years when we, as a Jewish congregation, part of the Reconstructionist movement, were in need of space. We're like a family, always learning from each other, and our joint annual pre-Thanksgiving Service, which features inspirational speakers, is always a welcome highlight," says Rabbi Rachlis.

    Caterina's Club was started 10 years ago after Serato visited a local Boys & Girls Club with his mother, Caterina. There, she saw a 7-year-old boy eating a bag of potato chips and learned that the snack was all he had for dinner. She instructed her son to head back to the restaurant and return to feed the children pasta. Caterina's Club was born and Serato has been feeding children every evening since, serving some 1,650 motel kids daily. Recently, outreach has expanded to Boys & Girls Clubs in 11 other cities including Brea, Yorba Linda, Placentia and Long Beach, the first city in Los Angeles County.

    Serato has graced the pages of People Magazine several times, appeared on countless national television programs including the "CBS Evening News" and has been profiled in newspapers and magazines the world over. He is best known for his place among CNN's Top 10 Heroes.

    The restaurateur has also been knighted by the Italian government, received a humanitarian award on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, was honored by the Good News Foundation (LA female newscasters who offer financial grants to worthy causes), received numerous proclamations, Man of the Year awards and other forms of recognition -- all of which he has accepted to generate public awareness of hunger in our communities.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring packages of dry pasta and tomato sauce or paste for Mr. Serato's anti-hunger project. The preferable brand is Barilla, a major supporter of Mr. Serato's charitable work.

    The evening is open and free to the community. For more information, go to:; (949) 553-3535.

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