Our driveways are no longer covered in ice, and the first buds of the season are beginning to bloom—there are many reasons to celebrate the approach of spring! Why not observe the change of seasons by dining out to support the less fortunate?
On Monday, March 9, several local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC.
Restaurants participating on Monday are:
- Gondolier in Clinton,
- Hoskins in Clinton,
- Mediterranean Delight in Oak Ridge,
- Nature’s Marketplace in Oak Ridge,
- Papa Murphy’s in Oak Ridge,
- Razzleberry’s in Oak Ridge, and
- Salsarita’s in Oak Ridge.
“February was a difficult month for both our clients and partnering restaurants,” said Cande Seay, Dine and Donate chairperson. “The winter conditions forced many businesses to close or have very limited hours, and many hard-working families lost the opportunity to earn income during that time. We hope the community will eat out on March 9 to support our restaurants and raise funds to help local families.”
Dine and Donate is a year-round event, with different restaurants participating on the second Monday of each month. Since its launch in October 2013, Dine and Donate has raised nearly $20,000 to support ADFAC’s work to bring hope and stability to our less fortunate neighbors.
ADFAC is an independent nonprofit agency established in 1987 that exists to serve the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties. ADFAC’s goal is to help families become stable and self-sufficient through a variety of direct assistance services provided by our Social Services and Affordable Housing programs. ADFAC answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.
For a full calendar of restaurants and list of sponsors, visit www.adfac.org.