With the hustle and bustle of holidays all around, ADFAC says it’s a great time to treat yourself and your loved ones to a special meal.
With their monthly “Dine and Donate” event, there is a way to do that and support the less fortunate in our community.
This month’s event is Monday, and five local restaurants are participating. They have agreed to donate a portion of their sales to support ADFAC (Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties).
The participating restaurants are:
- Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery in Oak Ridge,
- Hoskins in Clinton,
- Mediterranean Delight in Oak Ridge,
- Razzleberry’s in Oak Ridge, and
- Ruby Tuesday in Oak Ridge.
Officially launched in October, Dine and Donate is a yearlong event, with different restaurants participating on the second Monday of each month.
“We think our Dec. 9 Dine and Donate event is the perfect opportunity for families, friends, coworkers, and other groups to share a special holiday meal together,” said ADFAC Board Member Cande Seay, who also chairs the Dine and Donate committee. “We hope that local residents will take this time to connect with loved ones over delicious food, knowing each meal is made more special because it provides much-needed support for ADFAC’s work in the community.”
December’s Dine and Donate event also provides an opportunity for holiday gift-giving. At most of the participating restaurants, gift card purchases made on Dec. 9 will also benefit ADFAC, and Mediterranean Delight is preparing a variety of gift plates with cookies and other treats that can be used as presents or for holiday gatherings.
For a full calendar of restaurants and list of sponsors, visit www.adfac.org. On ADFAC’s website, you can also find a flyer to print to bring to Ruby Tuesday (which is able to participate through their Community GiveBack program).
ADFAC, an independent nonprofit agency established in 1987, 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 its Social Services and Affordable Housing programs. ADFAC answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.