When Bruno and Tiffany Silva moved to Smith Mountain Lake, they didn’t just fall in love with the lake. They fell in love with the people. And when the pandemic hit, they quickly realized parts of their community were in dire need. Even though they were uncertain about their own future, they put the community’s needs first and created The Landing Love Project to support, feed and show love for at-risk families and seniors. Their feeling was, if they we’re going to go out, they were going to go out while helping others.
Call it Karma, but The Landing not only survived, it’s thriving. And the Landing Love Project has now served well over 100,000 meals and continues to provide 500 meals each week.
Recently, Tiffany and Bruno’s efforts were recognized by the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce with the award for Community Leader(s) of the Year. They also received the 2022 Spirit of the Lake Award from the Smith Mountain Lake Association for personifying the goodness and quality of lake living.
The Silvas gratefully share these awards with their amazing staff, dedicated volunteers and generous donors who make all the love possible.
More love is on the way.
Bruno and Tiffany have plans to take their Love project even further with The Landing Love Café — a safe, welcoming place where individuals and families can feed both bodies and minds.
The Café will be a place where students can go after school for a nourishing meal and access to tutoring. A separate area will be dedicated to adults who would like help with reading skills, obtaining GEDs, updating resumés and job searches.
Bruno also plans to open the kitchen to help teach children and adults how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. And to help train anyone with a passion for food to secure a job in the service industry.
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