On Monday, January 12, several local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC. As the first ‘Dine and Donate’ of the new year, this special event gives local residents the opportunity to start off 2015 by supporting local eateries as well as raising funds to help the needy in our community.
Restaurants participating on Monday, January 12 are:
- Dean’s in Oak Ridge,
- Hoskins in Clinton,
- Mediterranean Delight in Oak Ridge,
- Papa Murphy’s in Oak Ridge,
- Razzleberry’s in Oak Ridge,
- Riverview Grill in Clinton, and
- Salsarita’s in Oak Ridge.
Officially launched in October 2013, Dine and Donate is a yearlong event, with different restaurants participating on the second Monday of each month.
“As we enter this new year, we encourage local families and friends to become more aware of the poverty in our very own communities,” said ADFAC Board Member Cande Seay, who also chairs the Dine and Donate committee. “There are countless ways to become involved in helping your less fortunate neighbors, and we see Dine and Donate as a monthly opportunity to both support ADFAC’s charitable work and learn more about the needs of the community.”
For a full calendar of restaurants and list of sponsors, visit www.adfac.org.
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 Social Services and Affordable Housing programs. ADFAC answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.