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Wellington woman cooks lasagna for families in need

Since October she has baked more than 15 meals for families in need
A Wellington woman is using her love for cooking to help others.
A Wellington woman is using her love for cooking to help others.
Posted at 1:53 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 18:48:59-05

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Tracy Hennessy is still baking one of her favorite meals, lasagna.

It's not just for her family, but for families in need during the pandemic.

"Well I am blessed I have everything that I need, I don't want for anything, I have tears in my eyes. I know what it means not to make a car payment, I've been there, or not be able to get what you need at the grocery store."

Tracy heard about Lasagna Love, a national grassroots movement aiming to provide lasagna meals to families struggling during the pandemic.

There are volunteer lasagna cooks all over the country.

"They call them lasagna mamas and papas. They provide you with frequently asked questions, a recipe that you can follow if you want to."

There's contactless deliveries, but notes are attached to give families that personal touch. Andrea Duprey, a local teacher who has four kids received one of Tracy's lasagnas. "And it just makes you know realize that during these difficult times we are really a community, we are in this together. The fact that we are all home together has driven the grocery bill even higher. (With) all four children, it has been tremendous."

Tracy poured her own money into buying the ingredients for the lasagnas and she wants to do more. "I know there's a lot of people struggling out there and when you drop off the lasagna sometimes you get to see the people and you kind of know their story it's heartwarming."

Since October, she's baked more than 15 lasagna meals.

For more information about Lasagna Love, go to