[SOUTH SHORE, APRIL 14, 2020] As part of its weekly COVID-19 Community Support Challenge, this week the South Shore YMCA called upon longtime supporters George and Elissa Montilio and the Montilio’s Baking Company to help serve meals, sweet treats and smiles to the community.
On Wednesday, April 15, Montilio’s will transport its new mobile wood fired pizza truck to the Quincy YMCA to prepare pizzas to be delivered to the Y’s emergency childcare kids and teachers, and for guests and staff at the Y’s 24/7 temporary shelter, established to practice social distancing for 50 men and women from Father Bill’s & Mainspring. Additionally, Montilio’s will deliver 300 packages of cupcakes for families served by the Y’s Germantown Neighborhood Center food pantry.
“This spring is so dramatically different for Montilio’s,” said Elissa Montilio of her family’s longtime bakery and restaurant business. “Since 1947, people have come to us this time of year to help them celebrate joyful occasions such as graduations, weddings, bridal and baby showers. Sadly, these events are now cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus and social distancing. We are delighted for the opportunity to serve the YMCA in this challenge to bring some joy to our community during this crisis.”
The South Shore YMCA’s The Taste of the South Shore springtime fundraiser, held annually at Lombardo’s in Randolph, has greatly enhanced the Y’s capability to perform its social service work for the past 24 years. The event brings together more than 35 of the area’s premier restaurants, caterers, bakeries, breweries and wineries to donate their talents to support the YMCA and its causes. This year, the South Shore Y elected to postpone The Taste until September 23, due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis.
“We enjoy The Taste every year,” said George Montilio. “It gives us a chance to give back to the people of the South Shore through the Y while we connect with hundreds of potentially new customers, and make even more friends in the region. It was very easy to say yes to the Community Support Challenge, knowing our food would be going directly to people who need it most at this time.”
For more information on the challenge and how you can help the South Shore YMCA, contact Mary Orne, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-264-9453, or visit ssymca.org/covid19support to support the Community Support Challenge through a tax-deductible donation.