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How to Help Amatrice and Central Italy’s Earthquake Victims

Towns deep in central Italy’s Apennines, including Amatrice, Accumoli, Pescara del Tronto, and Arquata del Tronto were struck with a devastating 6.2 earthquake earlier this week. This morning the death toll stands at 267 victims, a number that is expected to rise. Search, rescue and relief services are in desperate need of help. Here are some ways to support the emergency efforts.

The Italian Red Cross is collecting funds, which you can contribute online via PayPal by visiting their website or via wire transfer.

If you are in Lazio and eligible to give blood, you can do so in centers across the region. And if you have a house in the area, you can provide shelter to victims via Airbnb.

In Rome, municipal offices are collecting necessities and funds. La Repubblica has the details here.


Across Italy, restaurants are pledging €2 from every amatriciana sale to relief efforts. Meanwhile in the US until the end of Sept, for every plate of pasta all’amatriciana sold, Mario Batali’s restaurants will donate $5 to Italian Red Cross relief.


Over at Marta and Mailaino, 100% of amatriciana sales will be donated to the relief efforts for the next 6 days.

Los Angeles restaurants are also showing their support. Visit Foodiamo for more info. Restaurants in Miami and Philly are also pitching in.

Now through Wednesday August 31 Monteverde in Chicago will donating half of the proceeds of their amatriciana towards Italian Earthquake relief via the Italian Red Cross.

Please leave links to other aid sources in comments below!

UPDATE: Here is a map of restaurants participating in the #AMAtriceAiuti initiative

2017-02-17T15:14:48+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Rome & Lazio|12 Comments


  1. Jan Angilella August 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    NYC Italian Restuarants To Donate Sales Of Pasta To Earthquake Relief

    Hopefully this link posted. NYC restaurants are also participatinf.

  2. Jan Angilella August 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    The link is at gothamist.com.

  3. Teddy Diggs August 26, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    At Il Palio in Chapel Hill, we are holding a evening of dining to raise funds as well. All profits from our bar and the dining room on Thursday, September 1, will be donated to the Italian Red Cross to help support the relief efforts. Bacco Selections is donating wine and therefore 100% of our wine sales that night be donated as well!

  4. orcagna August 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    In Germany, you can donate online with the German Red Cross at http://www.drk.de

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  8. bucatini all’amatriciana August 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    […] a country that is so close to my heart and has shaped the way i cook, eat and live. click here and here for information on how to help those affected by the earthquake, or visit buca where $2 from every […]

  9. christine September 7, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Denver restaurants, Parisi & Firenze a Tavola (www.parisidenver.com) just raised $5000 to send to help (we gave 100% of each amatriciana sold and had many customers contribute to a fund with cash donations)… Every dollar counted and adds up! We are with Italy in spirit and are very sad for all the lives lost..

  10. Julia { dinners with friends } September 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    San Francisco’s Italian restaurant community is organizing an epic fundraising event on September 25th

    – see http://www.SFAMATRICE.com for details and daily growing list of participating restaurants & sponsors!

  11. Coco Pazzo September 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    While $5 from a plate of bucatini may make you feel like you are doing something to help the earthquake victims, if you donated the full cost of that meal you’d be doing much more.
    Think about it…and eat your bucatini at home, if that makes you feel better.

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