‘Dine Out to Help Out’ gets new date

Published 10:22 am Thursday, September 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, patrons in Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford and Martin counties will have the opportunity to enjoy a great meal and help support hunger-relief efforts across northeastern North Carolina. The date for the event was changed due to uncertain weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irma.

Locally, patrons can ‘Dine Out to Help Out’ at Ella’s Café of Windsor and King’s Coffee in Murfreesboro.

Established in 1995, Dine Out to Help Out was created in response to Food Bank of the Albemarle’s need to continue providing healthy, nutritious food to families facing food insecurity in northeast North Carolina. Through this initiative, participating restaurants agree to donate 10% of their day’s receipts to the Food Bank to support hunger-relief programs and services.

In 2016, Dine Out to Help Out was expanded to include more counties within the Food Bank’s service area, as a way to engage more communities within the 15 county region served by the Food Bank of the Albemarle.

“Food Bank of the Albemarle is excited to have so many restaurants in these counties return this year to support this wonderful event,” said Liz Reasoner, Executive Director. “The Food Bank serves thousands of hungry people across our 15 county service area, and Dine Out to Help Out is an incredible fundraising opportunity to help us reach every man, woman, and child facing food insecurity.”

The annual event is popular with restaurants and patrons, and brings increased awareness to the issues of hunger across the 15 counties served by the Food Bank. The September 19th Dine Out to Help Out is sponsored in part by First South Bank.

For more information about the event, contact Carolyn Anderson at 252-335-4035, ext. 111, or visit www.afoodbank.org