STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Victory State Bank, a sponsor of Staten Island’s Dine Out Against Hunger initiative, wants to remind consumers about tomorrow’s campaign and the opportunity to help those in need.
You don’t need a fancy invitation to get in on Dine Out Against Hunger on Staten Island, explains the Staten Island Advance. Just go to any participating restaurant on April 14 for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Part of what you pay for your meal will help feed others.
Over 125 local restaurants involved in the 13th annual event will donate 20 percent of that day’s food receipts to Project Hospitality, a Port Richmond-based non-profit that serves the needy throughout the borough.
Dine Out Against Hunger is a program that is vital to Project Hospitality’s mission. Last year’s proceeds totaled about $75,000 and helped Project Hospitality to serve more than 1.3 million meals during 2010 to over 25,000 Islanders.
Most of the food goes not to the homeless but to hungry families – men, women and children trying to cope with hard times created by the Great Recession.