You can enjoy great food and support an important organization on Monday, October 14. That’s when several area restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC, for Dine & Donate.
Participating Dine & Donate restaurants are Dean’s, Gallo Loco, Hoskins, Burchfield’s, Mediterranean Delight, Razzleberry’s, The Soup Kitchen, and Subway locations in Clinton, Oak Ridge (at 1968 Oak Ridge Turnpike), Oliver Springs, and Rocky Top.
October’s featured Dine & Donate supporter is Dean’s Restaurant & Bakery, which is located in Oak Ridge’s historic Jackson Square.
“Dean’s has been a favorite among locals for years,” said Jamie LaRose, ADFAC development director. “However, on October 9, viewers around the world got a little ‘taste’ of the restaurant’s hospitality and menu.”
Dean’s was recently featured in “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda,” a documentary crime series on the Investigation Discovery channel. In the episode, young Sergeant Joe Kenda (Carl Marino) and a detective meet over lunch to discuss the details of a murder case.
“Despite the subject matter, the two thoroughly seem to enjoy Dean’s classic meatloaf and home-cooked sides!” a press release said.
Other parts of the episode were filmed in and around Jackson Square, where several other Dine & Donate restaurants and ADFAC supporters are located.
“It was exciting to see Dean’s and Jackson Square throughout the episode,” LaRose said.
Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties is an independent nonprofit agency established in 1987, and it exists to support and serve those in need by assisting them in becoming stable and self-sufficient. ADFAC provides needed services through the School Supplies Program, Household Assistance Program, and Appalachian Housing Partners. ADFAC answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.
In addition to participating restaurants, Dine & Donate is supported by Oak Ridge Today, Leidos, Randy McFarland – State Farm Agent, BBB-TV, and WYSH.
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