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Plates Neighborhood Kitchen and Stop Hunger Now Team Up for Thanksgiving Dinner

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, the newest restaurant in Glenwood South, is teaming up with Stop Hunger Now to turn November 28th into a hassle-free Thanksgiving for people with a philanthropic spirit but who don’t want to cook. Plates Chefs Sam Bradford, Steve Day and their former Chef at the Umstead, Jon Blackley, will be teaming to present a memorable holiday meal.

Dubbed "Plates for the World," the one-day special promotion includes a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner available as take-out or served at the restaurant located at 301 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, NC. Proceeds from the day's sales will be donated to Stop Hunger Now to support their mission to end world hunger.

“There is a logical partnership between Plates Kitchen and Stop Hunger Now,” says Stephen Day, owner of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen owner. “One of the prevailing themes of our restaurant is providing a culinary journey that is globally inspired and locally produced, much like the ingredients for Stop Hunger Now meals that are locally sourced and packaged in the U.S. and then distributed around the world.”

Stop Hunger Now is shipping one million meals to the Philippines as part of ongoing disaster relief operations in response to the devastation as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. The first container with 285,120 meals will depart this week and additional containers will be shipped over the next few weeks. In addition to meals, Stop Hunger Now is organizing the shipment of other critical supplies such as medicine, medical supplies, water filters and hygiene kits. The Stop Hunger Now Malaysia affiliate also is providing assistance to the storm-ravaged area.

Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies, and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people around the world. More than 300,000 volunteers have packaged the highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and 21 essential vitamins and minerals during popular community-supported Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events.

The "Plates for the World" Thanksgiving prix fixe menu includes your choice of 2 meats, 2 sides and choice of dessert plus fresh yeast rolls, cranberry compote, coffee, tea or fountain drink for $39.00/person (tax & gratuity included). $30 from each meal eaten in the restaurant will be donated to Stop Hunger Now. Click HERE to view the full "Plates for the World" menu.

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 28th. Advance, pre-paid reservations for “Plates for the World” dining and takeout are required no later than Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Please call Plates Kitchen (919) 828-0018 and leave your contact information for a return phone call or email info(at)plateskitchen(dot)com.

For more information, visit http://www.plateskitchen.com/.

About Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
Over the last 20 years, Stephen and Kate Day have lived and traveled around the world and are often surprised and inspired by the food they have eaten along the way. Having learned new flavors and techniques to add to the outstanding food of the American South, the one constant theme they realized is how different foods from different cultures can unite people, regardless of nationality. Meals provide the opportunity to meet new people, share stories, provide new experiences and make connections in the community At Plates, you will enjoy favorite international dishes combined with regional southern flavors.

In 2013 Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th anniversary its ongoing work to create a movement to end hunger. More than 100,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed with other life-saving aid to 65 countries impacting millions of lives. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis. For more information visit http://www.stophungernow.org.
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