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Hermitage-Based Entrepreneur and Cancer Survivor Travels to Washington, D.C. to Donate Thousands of Servings of Food to Families in Need
Washington, DC — Yesterday, Aileen Magnotto, founder of Hermitage-based MagNoodles Smart Pasta, delivered more than 23,000 servings of her line of multi-grain, vegetable-based pasta to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. The event included a cooking class with PBS celebrity chef George Hirsch, who showed a group of 40 children how to make a healthy meal using MagNoodles Pasta and other ingredients available through the food bank.
Mrs. Magnotto, a cancer-survivor who initially created MagNoodles to improve her family’s diet, has sold her product to health food stores across the country and online. Mrs. Magnotto acknowledged the risk involved in starting her company, but finds great reward in being able to “bring awareness, to bring healthy whole grain food to the mouths of children who truly need healthy food.”
“Mrs. Magnotto’s story is one that should make all of us from Western Pennsylvania proud,” said Rep. Kelly. “Here is a woman who battled and beat cancer; who took an idea and, after taking a considerable risk, turned that idea it into a burgeoning company; and whose simple desire to feed her family healthier food is now giving families across the country the same opportunity to do so. She is a great example of American entrepreneurship and generosity at its finest.”
To view more pictures of yesterday’s event, click here.