Carmello’s Holiday Dinner Feeds 35 BARN Community Housing Residents

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Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, drops off 35 holidays meals to Bond Cavazos, BARN Community Housing community resources coordinator

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas got to make special holiday memories with more than 35 BARN Community Housing residents of Bristow, when they dropped off Christmas dinner for the 12 BARN families. Meals included tortellini crema rosa with a variety of salads and desserts. For more information on Carmello’s, go to

BARN Community Housing of Bristow opened its doors to families facing homelessness in 1997. A 501(c)3 secular non-profit, BARN provides clean, safe housing for families in need of a helping hand.  Started by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, BARN is located on the monastery grounds. BARN is about helping families overcome the obstacles – emotional and financial –empowering these individuals to trust in their own abilities and strive to be the best version of themselves.

“Partnering with BARN was truly one of the highlights of our holidays,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas. “Knowing that we could help bring some holiday spirit to others was memorable for our entire Carmello’s team,” she said.


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