United Way of Lake County Encourages Residents to Dine out During their Fifth Annual Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser Tuesday, April 10
Mentor, OH (April 2, 2018) – United Way of Lake County’s 5th Annual Dine-to-Donate fundraiser will be held this year on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The fundraiser is part of the organization’s Feed Lake County program, which is now in its 26th year.
United Way of Lake County (UWLC) helps feed Lake County’s hungry by providing food to over 50 local food pantries in the community. Dine-to- Donate contributes to this by helping to raise funds for the purchase of food. On April 10 of this year, a total of 43 Lake County restaurants will donate a portion of their daily revenue to UWLC’s Feed Lake County program.
UWLC is asking residents to dine out April 10 at any participating restaurant. “We wouldn’t be mad if residents chose to dine out for two or three meals that day,” said Tami Lewis, United Way of Lake County’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “The greater each restaurant’s revenue is that day, the more our community benefits. Dine-to-Donate is an easy way for residents to make a big impact on hunger in our community,” said Lewis.
Participating Eastern Lake County Locatons:
Bistro 70: Painesville
Local Tavern Fish Bar: Painesville
Marco's Pizza (Painesville and Mentor-on-the-Lake Locations)
Panini’s Bar & Grille: Concord (& Willoughby)
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Painesville
Pizza Roto: Madison & Concord Locations
Pub Frato Gastropub: Concoard
Red Creek Bar & Grille: Painesville (NOTE: MUST DINE HERE APRIL 9)
Redhawk Grille: Concord
Participating Mentor Locations:
FIVE GUYS: NOTE - Prior to placing your order you must do one of three things: Present this paper flyer, show them the flyer on your phone or simply mention you are there to support United Way's Feed Lake County Fundraiser.
Froyo Twist (Both Locations)
Longo's (Mentor & Mentor-on-the-Lake Locations)
Manhattan Deli (Only Mentor Location)
Marco's Pizza (Mentor-on-the-Lake & Painesville Locations)
Mean Mugs Pub (formerly Pacer's)
Participating Western Lake County Locations:
Craggy’s Bogland’s Irish Pub: Willoughby
Fiona’s Coffee Bar & Bakery: Downtown Willoughby
Local Tavern: Willoughby Hills
Master Pizza: Eastlake
Panini's Bar & Grill: Willoughby (& Concord)
The Morehouse: Downtown Willoughby
The Wild Goose: Downtown Willoughby
Willoughby Brewing Company: Downtown Willoughby
Two restaurants, Blaze Pizza in Mentor and Red Creek Bar & Grille in Painesville will be running their Dine-to-Donate one day early on Monday, April 9, 2018.
President and CEO of United Way of Lake County said, “There are 28,410 Lake County residents who struggle with hunger, and we help support over 50 local food pantries to help feed our community’s hungry. Due to the generosity of our community, last year we were able to provide enough food for 204,966 meals. We hope to increase this number this year.”
According to Lewis, “Another way residents can help is by making a monetary donation. Every $5 donated is enough to provide 20 meals for our hungry, which means a $25 donation is enough to provide 100 meals.“ Donations can be made online at uwlc.org/feed or by phone at 440-639-1291. “And because the need is so great, we’re offering residents who donate the chance to win a large 65” LG Smart TV. With every $5 donated, donors will receive one contest entry for a chance to win. With every $25 donated, donors will receive 5 separate contest entries for a chance to win,” said Lewis. The contest ends April 30, 2018, and the winner will be randomly selected on or about May 4, 2018.
The organization is also accepting non-perishable food donations which may be dropped off at the offices of United Way of Lake County at 9285 Progress Parkway in Mentor. Arrangements can also be made for them to pick up food by calling 440-639-1236.
Needed non-perishable food items include peanut butter & jelly; pasta and sauce; canned meats such as tuna, chicken, and ham; canned fruits, vegetables, soups and stews; boxed food and meals like mac & cheese, tuna helper, rice and more.
This year’s Dine-to-Donate is presented by the Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County. Morris Beverage III, President of Lighthouse Advisers is leading the Eastern Lake County team of Young Leaders; Scott J. Marn, CFP, AAMS, Vice President-Investments, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. is leading the Mentor team; and Kevin Malecek, Senior Development Officer at Lakeland Community College is leading the Western Lake County team.
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