Deli owner who grew up in an orphanage provides hot meals for homeless
Hot meals mean a lot to the homeless, as Carlo Ventura knows. He lived in an Italian orphanage from ages 2 to 14.
“The many nights of going to bed with just a piece of stale bread; I know how stressful it can be for anyone,” Ventura said.
Ventura, co-owner of Carlo and Emilie’s Gourmet Deli in Chandler, wanted help others get through those rough times, so he decided to do something about it.
When the workers at Chandler Christian Community Center found out the deli on South Alma School Road wanted to bring over lasagna, salad and cannoli for 30 clients, it was an offer they couldn’t refuse.
“I love to give to anyone in need because that is the way I am,” Ventura said.
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