Man uses Olive Garden’s never ending pasta pass to feed strangers, homeless

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A man in Ogden, Utah has been using one of Olive Garden's never ending pasta passes to feed strangers and the homeless.

Matt Tribe initially purchased the "Never Ending Pasta Bowl" pass for his own love of pasta, but then came up "Random Acts of Pasta" to pay it forward.

“I realize it might be stupid to think, ‘I just gave them pasta, how does that make their day better?’ But somebody did something nice for them,” Tribe told KTSU-TV.

The goal was to give 100 meals, but by the end of the seven weeks, 125 people had benefited from the unlimited pasta. It started with friends and family, but quickly turned into something more.

Tribe documented the journey online and through a YouTube video that shows him delivering meals to the homeless. He says he hopes to spread the message of kindness.

Olive issued the following statement about Tribe's video:

"We're proud to be part of this powerful video, as it aligns with our harvest program, which allowed us to donate more than 4.2 million cooked meals to local food banks last year. However, our only role was selling Matt a Pasta Pass and happily fulfilling each one of his orders."

Read more about Tribe’s experience on his website, here: http://www.randomactsofpasta.com/

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6 comments

  • matthew atio

    Matthew 14:14-21King James Version (KJV)

    14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

    15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

    16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

    17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

    18 He said, Bring them hither to me.

    19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

    20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

    21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

    • Carolyn

      Olive Garden seemed happy with his use of it. But glad that you enjoy your role of civilian police more than seeing some homeless people getting a warm meal.

    • karima

      How exactly is it misuse? He buys the pass, he buys a meal and shares the 2nd meal. What difference is it WHO he shares his food with?? How negative and small minded some people can be.

      • theslackerinitiative

        naysayers gonna nay say, don’t let them ruffle your feathers.

        However, I’m pretty sure the people who benefited from the pasta pass wouldn’t wish anyone else hard times with no light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe a little introspection is in order?