Local Restaurant Chefs & Second Harvest to Kick Off First ‘Dine Out Charlotte’ Event

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$2 from each meal sold will benefit Child Hunger Programs at Second Harvest Food Bank.

WHO:    Dine Out Charlotte, Second Harvest Food Bank, Chef Jennifer Gallagher from Johnson & Wales Kids Café Prepared Meals Program and some of Dine Out Charlotte’s participating
restaurant chefs, including:
        Chef Adam Reed – Sante
                     Chef Vincent DiGiorgio – Campania
        Chef Gene Briggs – Blue Restaurant & Bar/Osso
        Chef Vincent Giancarlo – Cantina 1511
        Chef Nicolas Daniels – The Wooden Vine
        Chef Ray Dover – Miyagi’s Noda
        Chef Daniel Tunks – Blackthorne
        Chef Monte Smith – Café Monte
        Chef Kyle Burke – Maestro’s
                                     Chef Oscar Gonzales - Senior Tequila

WHAT:     Kick-off Announcement for the first “Dine Out Charlotte” week event. Dine Out Charlotte will take place April 12-21 at local restaurants in the region. Participating Restaurants will offer three or more course meals for $22 and $32. The price includes a $2 fee to be donated directly to Second Harvest Food Bank’s Child Hunger Programs. One of the Child Hunger Programs to benefit is the Johnson & Wales Kids Café Prepared Meals program.

WHEN:    Monday, March 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:    Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, 500-B Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

WHY:    Over 18% of the people living in the Metrolina region are living at or below the poverty level. In our region there are over 170,000 children living in poverty representing 25% of the total child population. Second Harvest Food Bank provides several different programs targeted at hungry children.

About Dine Out Charlotte
Dine out Charlotte is a brand of My Fair Offer, Inc. The week-long event celebration highlights the culinary tapestry of the Greater Charlotte region. Participating independent restaurants will offer three or more course meals for a great value. To find out more, visit http://www.dineoutcharlotte.com.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In FY2011-2012, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 38 million pounds of food and essential household items to almost 600 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

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