Even though he played the role of a gangster in the most prominent work of his life, in reality, Joseph Gannascoli is much of a hero. The Sopranos star, who played the role of Vito Spatafore is making a real difference to the world. The actor recently raised around $25,000 for frontline health workers in New York! Here’s how.
Sopranos actor Joseph Gannascoli is raising funds to feed frontline health workers!
Earlier last month, Gannascoli set a goal of raising around $50,000 for feeding hospital workers, firefighters, and frontline workers. To achieve that, he started a GoFundMe page and the money started piling up really fast. Until now, he has raised more than $33,000 for his noble cause. And he has put those funds to good use by ordering food from all over New York. That includes places like the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, and Brooklyn.
The reason why The Sopranos star is doing so is not only to feed frontline workers, who are working constantly to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic but to also help local restaurants at a time when their businesses are in grave danger. Joseph Gannascoli has brought meals by the tons to fire departments, hospitals, police departments, and even a US post office. And it’s not like Gannascoli will stop delivering food after a certain date. He’ll keep on delivering it as long as the money flows. So far, he has delivered much-needed meals to the Cohen Children’s Hospital & Nassau University Medical Center as well.
Along with this incredible work, Joseph Gannascoli also got some great news. His 104-year-old aunt, Ida Acconciamessa, survived COVID-19 after she got infected early this month. And it becomes especially epic when you find out she also survived stage 4 melanoma, two broken hips, and the Spanish Flu as well! Furthermore, Gannascoli has been raising money and feeding frontline workers since the start of the pandemic too.