The fruit of the earth, real food can evoke the true flavor of a place. By protecting the environment we can also preserve the culture in which it's rooted.


Mastri di San Basilio created the Sicilian Heritage Fund to restore Sicilian landmarks that are protected as part of UNESCO's World Heritage list.
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Food is also a metaphor for love and Mastri di San Basilio is working to help people in need with two projects:

Mastri di San Basilio contirubutes to the Drug Resource Enhancement Against AIDS and Malnutrition (DREAM) fund-raising program. This project, created in 2002 by the Sant’Egidio community, is fighting AIDS in 10 African countries. Thanks to DREAM, 10,000 African children were born without AIDS because their H.I.V.-positive mothers received the proper medical treatment. Additionally, more than 3,600 African health care professionals have been educated in 16 classes, and 88,000 patients are being treated. More than 1 million people have been helped by DREAM since February 2002. To learn more:

This New York-based charity provides food for the hungry. Some 1.5 million people in New York City live in poverty, and City Harvest helps feed more than 260,000 of them. Mastri di San Basilio also participates in City Harvest's annual charity event, Bid Against Hunger.
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