$2.14 from each Richmond Restaurant Week meal goes to FeedMore
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Richmond Restaurant Week is in its 13th year. Over seven days, 30 restaurants are raising between $25,000 and $30,000 for FeedMore.
"Restaurant Week was started by Aline Reitzer at Acacia as a way for the restaurants to give back to the community," says FeedMore Events Manager Christy Dalton.
Participating restaurants create three-course fixed menus for $25.14 a person, with $2.14 going to FeedMore. "We're able to turn that into meals to provide food to those who need it in Central Virginia," says Dalton. "We appreciate every meal sold."
Each year new places join in. This is Strawberry Street Cafe's Restaurant Week debut. "We enjoy participating and giving back to the community. That's part of our business philosophy in all the years we've been here," says Co-Owner Grayson Collins.
Chip Thompson of Midlothian likes knowing he can sit down to a meal and give back. "It's really fun for us to be out and knowing that we're contributing to the money for FeedMore. It's a fantastic thing. Really appreciate the efforts the restaurants are making. I bet it's not easy but the food is great."
Every month FeedMore serves about 75,000 people through the Central Virginia Food Bank, Community Kitchen and Meals on Wheels. It's especially busy when kids get out of school and depend on lunch programs. "Getting this type of money at this time of year really helps as we're looking to increase the number of people who we're serving over the summer," says Dalton.
FeedMore needs the help, and restaurants answer the call by working together to tackle hunger. That's why Restaurant Week is Positively Richmond.
You can eat out and benefit FeedMore through this Sunday, April 27. Also, mark your calendars. Dates for the Fall Restaurant Week are already set for October 20-26.