Our Spokespersons: Laura Vitale & Nan Kelley

Laura Vitale

To help assist families have a family meal during October, Red Gold enlisted celebrity chef, YouTube personality and host of the Cooking Channel's "Simply Laura", Laura Vitale. Vitale will lend her culinary expertise, tips and simple approach to cooking to help parents create easy, affordable meals during the campaign. Vitale, a self-taught cook with a passion for food, developed her love for cooking from her grandmother and started her cooking journey working with her father in their family restaurant. When the economy forced their restaurant to close, Laura turned to YouTube and continued to share her passion for food. She quickly became an Internet sensation who is known for her simple yet delicious recipes that anyone can make.

Laura Vitale

An easy one-pot meal from Laura that your family will love!  The flavor of chili with a hearty, cheesy sauce and pasta!  Kid-friendly and mom approved, it's a tasty way to sneak in a vegetable at mealtime!  Watch the video on the left to see how easy it is to make and hear her talk about how excited she is to support our cause to Crush Hunger!  We'd love to see what you're making, share your family meal with us on social media using the hashtag #HelpCrushHunger and you will be entered to win a Red Gold Meal Package for your family!

Chili Mac and Cheese

Nan Kelley

As a longtime host of Great American Country's Top 20 Countdown, TV personality Nan Kelley has interviewed her share of country stars.  And one thing she's found, no matter who she interviews; food is always a popular topic of conversation.  That discovery, her love for southern casseroles, and her dislike of doing dishes, inspired her a few years ago to create her alter foodie ego - One Pan Nan.  Nan cooked with co-owner, Selita Reichart making her Chicken Parmesan Lasagna; kicking off the ongoing friendship.  "I've been a Red Gold customer for a long time and their products are only bested by who they are as people themselves and all the family growers they work with.  I'm really proud to be working with them," says Nan.

Nan shares her recipe for One Pan Tex Mex Pasta for our campaign which calls for 4 different Red Gold products. Since Red Gold is donating a meal to Feeding America for every product purchased, that's 4 meals you can be be a part of providing to a family in need!  Nan is stopping at local TV stations throughout the Midwest and south to promote the Families Helping Families Crush Hunger effort and do a little cooking as well.  Nan adds, "I love spending time in the kitchen, I love Red Gold Tomatoes, and I love helping people.  Hope you'll join me, we can crush hunger together!"  Click on the video to the right to see Nan in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she was on the ground for our first donation.

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