VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - With the constant spread of the coronavirus and the number of cases continuing to rise each day, many people are finding different ways to help out - including local restaurants like Ynot Italian.
Placing pizza in the oven so it can later be taken out and delivered all across Hampton Roads.
An act that seems rather ordinary, but when it’s being done out of nothing but pure love in a time of such uncertainty, it becomes an extraordinary experience for all involved.
Ynot Italian owner Tony DiSilvestro says, “Our community is our family and in times of need this is when we need to help them.”
The owners say they want to feed as many people as they possibly can every day during these challenging times.
They’ve already fed many families through local churches and have even been going to hospitals and assisted living homes as well.
DiSilvestro also said, “We’ve gone to every Sentara hospital. We’ll be there today. We’re going to Westminster Canterbury today. We’re going to a couple of retiring homes here and assisted living homes as well - just getting out in the community and really helping people."
At the end of this week, owners at Ynot Italian say they plan on feeding 8,000 people. They also say they’re already expecting to feed about 1,500 Monday.
Working 15 to sometimes 16 hours a day, Ynot employees are giving back - even when they too are being affected by the pandemic.
Ynot italian is still open for business but right now it will only be for pick up and delivery.
A blessing that keeps on giving for both sides who are receiving and for the ones who are delivering hope and light.