December Newsletter

I cannot believe how fast this month has flown by.

In sadness I have lost two excellent employees, John Clifford and Jesus Ocampo. Both have been so instrumental in making great food AND giving me piece of mind so I can have a day off here and there. They are both on new journeys and I love and pray for both of them.


Veterans are very close to my heart, my brother was in the Navy and my father was a Korean War Vet. I grew up in the early 70’s and many friends were in Vietnam. I thank them for their service and in their honor we will be giving 10% of EVERY Tuesday’s sales to Pittsboro VFW. They do a lot for the community and are presently renovating their building and the grounds.


Are a huge success and we will be continuing on for 2016.

Money Monday Schedule:

  • December 21 – Sonshine and Blessings
  • December 28 – Can-tr
  • January 4 – CORA
  • January 11 – St. Barts Free Lunch
  • January 18 – Sonshine and Blessings
  • January 25 – Council on Aging



Bella Donna has served over 3000 people on Christmas Eve over the past 9

  • Looking for volunteers AND/OR food donations of cooked or uncooked foods.
  • Desserts are always needed.
  • We have already had 8 turkeys, 2 hams as well as $150 in cash donations.
  • Would love some collards if anyone has too many growing in their backyard as well as sweet potatoes or squash..any variety will be fantastic!
  • Any leftovers go to the Women’s Shelter and the Pittsboro Fire Department on Christmas Eve.

Volunteer rules:

  • I come in at 9 a.m. and we serve food at 5:00
  • You are welcome to volunteer any time from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – of course earlier times are cooking times, middle times are serving time and later times are cleaning up. I bet you can guess which shift the volunteers fall short? 🙂
  • No pressure, come for an hour or stay all day, there is always something to do.
  • Bring aprons and hats if you have them. Hair must be tied back or covered.
  • Volunteers please come to the back door.

Dining Rules:

  • Enter on the Piggly Wiggly side of the restaurant.
  • Sign-in and receive your container to fill up with wonderful food and desserts.
  • We will not have any drinks available.
  • Each person will receive 1 container
  • You can go through the line as many times as you like.
  • There is a donation jar at the front of the line for those who feel they can contribute.
  • Exit on Advance Auto side.
  • My goal is to feed 500 people this year! Let’s do this!



  • 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • $45 per person includes
  • DJ Bill
  • Party Favors
  • Champagne at midnight
  • Fantastic buffet of appetizers, pastas, salads and desserts. (I hear the oyster fairy is visiting us again this year too!)
  • Breakfast Buffet served at 12:30
  • Cash bar


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bob and Donna at Bella Donna