Italian Cultural Center of Maryland

Italian Cultural Center of Maryland The mission of ICCM is to promote and live the Italian Culture while sharing it through programs and events with the diverse community of people who live with and around us encouraging and supporting education, creativity, curiosity, respect for history,
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Our Mission is to preserve and celebrate authentic Italian culture by providing a community services link between the people of Italy and Maryland.

Mission: The mission of ICCM is to promote and live the Italian Culture while sharing it through programs and events with the diverse community of people who live with and around us encouraging and supporting education, creativity, curiosity, respect for history, respect for the arts and respect for each other.

Operating as usual

The yellow star is where we are located, the blu dots are the hundreds of neigbors who we have reached daily for now 10 ...
01/12/2021

The yellow star is where we are located, the blu dots are the hundreds of neigbors who we have reached daily for now 10 months and keep reaching.

Single houses, apartments, seniors centers, homeless encampments, rec centers, or just our beloved City's stoops!

This is just a glimpse of 2020 ICCM Community Programs Impact and we are very very proud of the work of our team with the help of our volunteers and community partners.

#BeatHungerCookWithUs #italiansinmaryland

at Be a Chef for a Day

Ciao 2020! Thank you to each and everyone of you for serving alongside with us in this unprecedented year.If you want to...
01/01/2021

Ciao 2020! Thank you to each and everyone of you for serving alongside with us in this unprecedented year.

If you want to make a end of year donation click here: https://b-moreitaly.square.site

#beachefforaday #beathungercookwithus #italiansinmaryland #communityfirst #ciao2020

Happy Kwanzaa!
12/27/2020

Happy Kwanzaa!

Buon Natale to you all!What a tempest this 2020 has been for all of us!We have all experienced a sense of loss and at th...
12/25/2020

Buon Natale to you all!
What a tempest this 2020 has been for all of us!
We have all experienced a sense of loss and at the same time together we gave resilience a new meaning.
ICC was conceived as a home away from home for immigrants who had to escape persecutions and for immigrants who felt non accepted here in the US.
A place that felt like home and where everyone belongs.
When Circolo Culturale Italiano and Italcultura decided to join forces and created ICC they did it to keep alive that purpose of being a home for everyone who was in need of one.

As such we welcome who speaks our beautiful idiom as well as who speaks every other idiom that feels like home to them. We all have experienced, at different levels, the struggle of starting a life all over again and we know what mutual aid means.

That hand extended to you, when you least expect it, to lift you up, to show with small gestures “we are here for you”.

In cucina (in the kitchen) is where Italians gather, where the community is celebrated, where we welcome everyone. “Dove mangiano due, mangiano tre” it is, in variations, a very common Italian way of saying. There is always a seat at our table and for the little you have; it is never too little for you to share with your neighbors.

This saying has never been more true than this year for us all.
In March we opened our Center to a transformation and stepped up to serve the neighbors that needed a hand.
And a small program that prepared until then a few hundred meals per week, became the kitchen for thousands.
Although there are numbers I share weekly, there are no adequate words to portray the struggles and, at the same time, the gratitude on the faces of the hundreds of families to whom we have extended a hand.

A heartfelt thank you:
to hundreds of volunteers who showed up for us and have helped us to create and continue this mutual aid kitchen program in various capacities
to our Board Members
to the Faith community,
to our donors
to our community partners
to our sponsors and funders
to our elected officials
to the City and State agencies
to Mary Jo and Jim
to Sue and Pete
to Jeanne, Louis and Dominique
and last but not least to my incredible t

The Simple Things! 🧡 Le cose semplici!Thank you Zach and Zoe!Buon Natale#kindnessisfree #foodthatheals #beathungercookwi...
12/24/2020

The Simple Things! 🧡 Le cose semplici!
Thank you Zach and Zoe!
Buon Natale

#kindnessisfree #foodthatheals
#beathungercookwithus
#italianculturalcenterofmaryland #lecosesemplici #pizzelle #buonnatale

Happy Vigilia di Natale! Today we wish buon Compleanno to Dr. Tony Fauci.What a gift for humanity you are!Thank you for ...
12/24/2020

Happy Vigilia di Natale! Today we wish buon Compleanno to Dr. Tony Fauci.

What a gift for humanity you are!
Thank you for all you do for us!

#happybirthdaydrfauci #anthonyfauci #drfauci

1000 Holiday Dinners Boxes plus 1000 daily meals.25 volunteers drivers. 5 volunteers packing. Special thanks to Mary Jo,...
12/24/2020

1000 Holiday Dinners Boxes plus 1000 daily meals.
25 volunteers drivers. 5 volunteers packing.
Special thanks to Mary Jo, Andy and Steve.

We wish you wonderful Holidays.
The ICCM/BACFAD Team
Monica, Francesco, John, Kathy, Lance, Ty, Dawnya and Geyry.

@motzi.bread thank you!Operation Christmas continues ... #communityfirsrt #covidchristmas #beathungercookwithus
12/23/2020

@motzi.bread thank you!
Operation Christmas continues ...

#communityfirsrt #covidchristmas #beathungercookwithus

Last day of large food distribution in North Baltimore! ICC, through its partnership with @foodrescueus.aacounty has bee...
12/19/2020

Last day of large food distribution in North Baltimore! ICC, through its partnership with @foodrescueus.aacounty has been able to bring 27500 mixed produce boxes!
32lbs per box since last August. Quietly we did it on our own.

Now we will see if @bmorechildren can help us get few hundreds a week so that families in Northern Baltimore don’t have to suffer around Christmas.

Thank you to Salvation Army in Harwood as they let us use their loading dock until we had one!

Thank you to the owner of the Alameda Shopping Center who allowed us to use the parking lot first and then this space.

Thank you to Francesco Legaluppi, our chair, who ran this effort alone with his team of volunteers. Thank you to our food program @bacfad and to @keanyproduce , who’s team with Marcia, Alfonso and all the drivers as been a blessing for us.

#mutualaid #communityfirst #supportyourneighbors #beathungercookwithus #unpastocaldononsinegaanessuno #awarmmealshouldnotbedeniedtoanyone

Another regular Tuesday at the Italian Cultural Center! Ready for 700 families!Yes, behind the pallet there is still our...
12/15/2020

Another regular Tuesday at the Italian Cultural Center!
Ready for 700 families!

Yes, behind the pallet there is still our Center!

What on March 10th was a Gallery space with a wonderful exhibit about Leonardo Da Vinci, conference space, language classroom and kitchen space transformed in a week in a Resilience Hub where the community hit by CoViD-19 have find and finds everyday everything they need [email protected] their family while they starting again.

From 60 meals on March 16th to 970 a day today, we are proudly standing aside our neighbors because ...”un pasto caldo non si nega a nessuno” (a warm meal should not be denied to anyone).
#beathungercookwithus #ilvicinato #dovemangianoduemangianotre #unpastocaldononsinegaanessuno #italiansinmaryland #italianiabaltimora #communityfirst #supportyourneigbors

Thank you @greaterbaltimorecommittee  and @mayorbmscott . Since 1955 ICCM has been part of the fabric of Baltimore proud...
12/11/2020

Thank you @greaterbaltimorecommittee and @mayorbmscott . Since 1955 ICCM has been part of the fabric of Baltimore proudly serving the community we are part of.

Thank you to our incredible team: Francesco, John, Kathy, Dawnya, Tykiese, Lance, Sandra and Monica, our team captain.

Thank you Greater Baltimore Committee @greaterbaltimorecommittee and Mayor Brandon Scott @mayorbmscott for recognizing o...
12/10/2020

Thank you Greater Baltimore Committee @greaterbaltimorecommittee and Mayor Brandon Scott @mayorbmscott for recognizing our effort to support our families! More than 1 mil lbs of food, 120.000 hot dinners delivered at home and 5 youth trained and hired in 9 months is more than we thought we could do, but we did it and we will keep doing it!

#beathungercookwithus

Our incredible Be a Chef for a Day Program is getting ready for one of our weekly virtual cooking class!Dir you know we ...
12/10/2020

Our incredible Be a Chef for a Day Program is getting ready for one of our weekly virtual cooking class!

Dir you know we have classes 4 days a week and we are still preparing and cooking more than 900 meals everyday for our families that need extra help during this pandemic?

Ready to beat hunger cooking with us?
#foodforlife #communityfirst #foodmutualaid #beathungercookwithus
#italianculturalcenterofmaryland

Ciao Pablito!#azzurropersempre #paolorossi #grazie
12/10/2020

Ciao Pablito!

#azzurropersempre #paolorossi #grazie

"I am so grateful for my incredible team and so proud of what we have been able to accomplish in these almost nine month...
12/01/2020
Greater Baltimore Committee

"I am so grateful for my incredible team and so proud of what we have been able to accomplish in these almost nine months of intensive work in the trenches every day to support our families that are struggling because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Food insecurity has been an issue we have been working on every day long before the Pandemic knocked on our doors.
We will make sure the voices of the families of this incredibly resilient City we all love and call home, will be heard.
We will continue to work hard so that one day there will be no need for our community kitchen Be a Chef for a Day and hunger will be just a sad memory, but until then our house is open and our table can feed thousands because a warm meal should not be denied to anyone".
Monica E. Lapenta - ICCM Executive Director and CEO and Be a Chef for a Day Founder.

Thank you Greater Baltimore Committee for this honor.

46th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards:

"This year's award recipients and their efforts to help others outside their normal scope of business serve as an inspiration to everyone in the city," said GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry. "They remind us that there are a lot of businesses in the city that have a mindset to step up to help others in need for the betterment of the Baltimore and its citizens.
See the list of winners here: https://bit.ly/2020MayorsAwardsWinners
Register for the Dec. 11 event here: https://bit.ly/46thMayorsAwards
The City of Baltimore Development Corporation - BDC

Hello everyone!more than 50 volunteers between kitchen, Center, and drivers will gather today and tomorrow to make sure ...
11/24/2020

Hello everyone!
more than 50 volunteers between kitchen, Center, and drivers will gather today and tomorrow to make sure we are delivering 1000 Thanksgiving meals in addition to our regular hot dinners.

We are very thankful for you all and for your support.
It is time for my team to take a few days off, rest, stay with our families, and come back with a day of training before starting this community kitchen again.
Since March 16th we have distributed more than 100.000 hot meals and I cannot be more proud of the team I am lucky to lead.

Please stay safe and celebrate with your loved ones because nothing is more important than holding space for each other in this new normal.
If you can, please make a donation on our website www.bacfadbeat.org as we rely on your financial contribution to be able to support our families.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Francesco, John, Kathy, Dawnya, Ty, Tyjuan and Monica

Meravigliosi! Grazie al nostro straordinario team: Monica, Francesco, John, Kathy, Dawnya, Ty and Tyjuan!#beathungercook...
11/20/2020

Meravigliosi! Grazie al nostro straordinario team: Monica, Francesco, John, Kathy, Dawnya, Ty and Tyjuan!

#beathungercookwithus #italymd #italiansinmaryland #weareallinthistogether

Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, LLC
11/14/2020

Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, LLC

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, WBCM’s Baltimore office has been helping provide canned goods and fresh produce boxes to those struggling with food insecurity.

The Italians Cultural Center’s ongoing Be a Chef for a Day initiative provides meals, nutritional education, life and culinary skills, and training to youths and their families.

WBCM strongly believes in giving back to the community and is thankful to the Italian Cultural Center for this opportunity.

We LOVE our team!!!!In the picture: Kathy, our head chef, Ty and Dawnya!Francesco, John, Tijuan taking care of Grab&Go, ...
11/13/2020

We LOVE our team!!!!

In the picture: Kathy, our head chef, Ty and Dawnya!
Francesco, John, Tijuan taking care of Grab&Go, families and grocery bags!
A special thank you to Mary Jo :)

@bacfad this is how we make the magic happen!

Thank you @motzi.bread for the wonderful donation of people’s loaves for this week families, volunteers and BACFAD team!
#beathungercookwithus #foodmutualaid #bacfadcommunitykitchen

Buon Lunedì!What a fantastic way to start the week recognizing the work of our team and the difference we help to make i...
11/02/2020

Buon Lunedì!
What a fantastic way to start the week recognizing the work of our team and the difference we help to make in this community we love so much!

#beathungercookwithus #covid19food #communityfirst #italianfood #gattodipatate #siamoitaliani #unpastocaldononsinegaanessuno #awarmmealshouldnotbedeniedtoanyone #cookingislove #caringthroughfood #dignity #iccmhelps #iccmcares

Gattó di patate per tutti!Through our @bacfad program 890 hot dinners were distributed yesterday for a total of 4036 in ...
10/31/2020

Gattó di patate per tutti!

Through our @bacfad program 890 hot dinners were distributed yesterday for a total of 4036 in a week. Every family got an extra package of @boweryfarming salad in their weekend bags.

Since March 16th we have distributed hot dinners and grab&go meal every weekday, grocery bags to support our families Saturday and Sunday, produce boxes, shelf stable and mixed food boxes every week because “un pasto caldo non si nega a nessuno”: a warm meal should not be denied to anyone!

#beathungercookwithus #covid19food #communityfirst #italianfood #gattodipatate #siamoitaliani #unpastocaldononsinegaanessuno #awarmmealshouldnotbedeniedtoanyone #cookingislove #caringthroughfood #dignity #iccmhelps #iccmcares

When @herbgordonnissan shows up with your new van!Thank you to the entire Mileone Autogroup Family for making this happe...
10/23/2020

When @herbgordonnissan shows up with your new van!Thank you to the entire Mileone Autogroup Family for making this happen! @bacfad has bought its first ever commercial vehicle!
90.000 hot dinners served since March 16th and many more to be delivered to support our families with their temporary struggles!

#communityfirst #iccmhelps #italianmutualaid #italymd #italiansinmaryland #beathungercookwithus #iccmfeedsthecommunity

Buon compleanno Gianni!Sintonizzatevi alle 7 pm ora locale per festeggiare il centenario della nascita di Gianni Rodari!...
10/23/2020

Buon compleanno Gianni!
Sintonizzatevi alle 7 pm ora locale per festeggiare il centenario della nascita di Gianni Rodari!

Today’s Doodle celebrates the centennial birthday of Italian writer and journalist Gianni Rodari, widely acclaimed as one of the most influential Italian children’s authors of the 20th century. Rodari earned renown for accessible stories of fantasy that incorporated real-world social issues, including “Il romanzo di Cipollino” (“The Tale of The Little Onion,” 1951), which is represented in today’s Doodle. In 1970, he became the first–and to this date only–Italian to win the Hans Christian Andersen Award for writing, one of the highest international honors in children’s literature.
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Gianni Rodari was born on this day in 1920 in the northern Italian town of Omegna. Interested early on in children’s education, he first taught at an elementary school before he transitioned to work as a newspaper reporter. Based on his previous experience, his editors asked him to write for the paper’s children’s section, beginning his iconic career in children’s literature. By 1960 he had written enough material to publish his first book, "Nursery Rhymes in the Sky and on Earth.“

Two years later he released his hit story collection “Telephone Tales,” considered by some to be his masterpiece. Rodari went on to craft a variety of beloved literature over the following decades, earning his place as a household name in Italy. He simultaneously contributed heavily to the country’s educational reform movement.

For his contributions to children’s literature, Rodari won many major awards throughout his life, and today his works have been translated into over 20 languages.

Happy birthday, Gianni Rodari, and thank you for bringing your imagination to life for generations to enjoy.

#italymd #italiansinmaryland #italianheritagemonth2020 #siamoitaliani

Italian Cultural Center of Maryland's cover photo
10/23/2020

Italian Cultural Center of Maryland's cover photo

38,400 lbs of food distributed in 5 hours1200 families helpedThank you mostly to our own Francesco Legaluppi and the eme...
10/21/2020

38,400 lbs of food distributed in 5 hours
1200 families helped

Thank you mostly to our own Francesco Legaluppi and the emergency crew that show up at 8am to help unload supertall pallets.

Special thank you to Aaron Loeb and superlady Carolyn that helped with the front of the house.

#italiansfeedamerica #beathungercookwithus #communityfirst #ittakesavillage

10/18/2020

A year ago @reginatboyce joined us for our first Bacfad Celebrity Dinner where Be a chef for a day students from @govanselementary challenge themselves with Pasta alla Carbonara in budget!

#beathungercookwithus #activepartofacommunitythatcare #cucinaitaliana #cucinare #cookonabudget

Happy Birthday to the World Food Programme! Here in Baltimore, with our Be a Chef for a Day we too Grow, Nourish and Sus...
10/16/2020
World Food Day 2020 - YouTube

Happy Birthday to the World Food Programme! Here in Baltimore, with our Be a Chef for a Day we too Grow, Nourish and Sustain. Together.

#WorldFoodDay #FAO75 #FoodHeroes #BeatHungerCookWithUs

http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en/ #WorldFoodDay is calling for global solidarity to help all populations, and especially the most vulnerable, to r...

Thank you Baltimore Office of Sustainability! There is no better way for us to celebrate World Food Day 2020 and highlig...
10/16/2020
October Newsletter: Urban Trees!

Thank you Baltimore Office of Sustainability! There is no better way for us to celebrate World Food Day 2020 and highlight the effort of our Be a Chef for a Day Community Kitchen.

Baltimore's Lifeline Sustain B'more October 2020 | Issue 5 Urban Trees and Our Partners Dear Followers, As the air cools and fall colors emerge, we are reminded of the myriad benefits that accompany a

Food distribution tomorrow and Thursday.#italiansoul #beathungercookwithus #bemoreitalian #italiansinmaryland #unopastoc...
10/14/2020

Food distribution tomorrow and Thursday.

#italiansoul #beathungercookwithus #bemoreitalian #italiansinmaryland #unopastocaldononsinegaanessuno #awarmmealshouldnotbedeniedtoanyone #thisismutualaid #italymd

Buon appetito a voi con 860 risotti alla zucca dalla nostra cucina a @bacfad We might be tired at the end of the day but...
10/13/2020

Buon appetito a voi con 860 risotti alla zucca dalla nostra cucina a @bacfad

We might be tired at the end of the day but the sense of accomplishment we have from serving thousand of people every day is unparalleled!

#italiansoul #beathungercookwithus #bemoreitalian #italiansinmaryland #unopastocaldononsinegaanessuno #awarmmealshouldnotbedeniedtoanyone #thisismutualaid

10/13/2020

Nella nostra cucina a @bacfad
Domanda del giorno: Ma voi il risotto con la zucca per 860 persone l’avete mai fatto?

#italiansfeedamerica #bacfadbeat #bacfadbeathunger #beathungercookwithus

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315 Homeland Southway
Baltimore, MD
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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00

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The mission of ICCM is to promote and live the Italian Culture while sharing it through programs and events with the diverse community of people who live with and around us encouraging and supporting education, creativity, curiosity, respect for history, respect for the arts and respect for each other.

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