(CNN) - Since 2005, Bruno Serato has been serving up free pasta dinners to children, many of whom are poor and live in motels with their families.
Serato is an Italian chef and the founder of Caterina's Club, a nonprofit that provides dinner seven days a week to more than 300 children at the Boys & Girls Club in Anaheim, California. CNN asked Serato for his thoughts on being chosen as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2011.
CNN: Where were you when you got the call that you'd been selected as a top 10 CNN Hero?
Bruno Serato: I was home, getting ready to go to work after talking to my mom in Italy over Skype.
I can't express the feelings I had at that moment. I was so happy. I was in tears. I wanted to scream like Tarzan! It was amazing news.
CNN: What do you hope this recognition will mean to Caterina's Club?
Serato: This gives me hope that I can make Caterina's Club a leader in resolving children's hunger in America.
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