Dine out to prevent hunger with United Way

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By Pamela Brownstein
When Chrystie Turner, director of resource services at the United Way of the Lowcountry, looked at a local database called Charity Tracker, the results surprised her. They showed more than 1,500 families had visited a food bank in Beaufort County in the last year.
So Turner and United Way volunteer Dawn Vosbury put their heads together and thought of a way to not only raise money to fight hunger, but to support local businesses. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the community is encouraged to “Dine Out to Prevent Hunger.” By eating at certain restaurants, a portion of your bill will be donated to the United Way’s campaign to feed Beaufort’s most needy.
The restaurants participating in the event are: Albergotti Grill; Breakwater; Panini’s Cafe; Plums; Saltus; Carolina Wings; Sandbar Grill; Southern Graces; Uptown Grill; Yes, Thai Indeed; Bella Luna; Foolish Frog; Steamer’s; Fuji; Port Royal Pasta Company; Sunset Pizzeria.
Don’t forget to tell your server: “I’m here to prevent hunger” so the restaurant will know to donate a percentage of the proceeds to United Way.
The money earned will go to local groups that help combat hunger such as Meals on Wheels, Second Helpings, the YMCA and many more.
As Turner said, “We all need to make sure there are no hungry children in Beaufort.”