Community is at the heart of everything we do here at Bella Trio. Our company donates $25,000 annually to local and regional programs that address children's health and front line works in the Raleigh-Durham community. We enthusiastically support the following organizations, and encourage our guests to do the same:
More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined. At the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, they do one thing, and we do it well: They fund childhood cancer research.
There was a desperate need for food for the hungry in our community, and the Food Shuttle was in the vanguard—re-purposing edible and nutritious food that was discarded daily from local restaurants & groceries. Year after year, the Food Shuttle has recovered more and more food. From 750 pounds that first year to almost 6 million pounds last year. Now 35% of all recovered food is fresh produce. Emergency food provision is not enough to end hunger in our communities. In addition to food, people need nourishment, economic access, and job skills. Culinary classes, mobile markets, nutrition education and community gardens all sprang from this understanding.
A community-wide supply drive to help stock the shelves at Crayons2Calculators (C2C) with basic school supplies. Begun by Durham Rotary clubs, Fill That Bus! brings in more than $100,000 in school supplies each summer and is a critical part of their mission to serve the educational and creative needs of students in Durham Public Schools by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers
Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having a parent close by for love and support. Ronald McDonald House Charities provides that “Home-away-from-home", and allows families to stay stronger together.