Dine Out to Help Out raises funds for hunger relief

Published 9:54 am Sunday, June 9, 2019

On Tuesday, June 11, residents and visitors in northeast North Carolina and along the Outer Banks are invited to take part in Food Bank of the Albemarle’s Dine Out to Help Out fundraising event.

For the past few years, the Food Bank held two Dine Out events: one in June and the other in September. This year’s event will consolidate the two and include restaurants from Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties that have partnered with the Food Bank in order to generate additional funding to supplement the hunger relief efforts of the Food Bank and its 140 programs.

“We are excited to announce that the 2019 Dine Out to Help Out will include participation by restaurants across all counties in the Food Bank’s service area,” said Liz Reasoner, executive director of Food Bank of the Albemarle. “The funds raised through this hunger relief initiative will provide nutritious food to thousands of people in need. We encourage patrons to thank their server and restaurant on Tuesday, June 11 for their support of Food Bank of the Albemarle through this incredible fundraising event.”

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Dine Out to Help Out began in 1995 in response to the Food Bank’s need to continue providing healthy, nutritious food to families facing food insecurity in northeast North Carolina. Many of the restaurants that participated in the launch 25 years ago are still supporting the hunger relief initiative to this day.

“Each year, Food Bank of the Albemarle awards the restaurant with the largest contribution to Dine Out,” Reasoner added. “Sam and Omie’s Restaurant and Awful Arthurs Oyster Bar on the Outer Banks have shared the Platinum Spoon award for over 20 years and we are eternally grateful for their continued support.”

Each participating restaurant has agreed to donate 10% of the revenue generated on June 11 to the Food Bank of the Albemarle. This year’s fundraising goal is which will provide over 80,000 meals for families facing food insecurity. For every dollar raised, the Food Bank can provide approximately four meals.

Dine Out to Help Out is sponsored by: Premier Sponsors – Depcom Power, Food Lion, The Perry Auto Group, Southern Bank and Toyota of Elizabeth City; Platinum Sponsors – CresCom Bank, Montero’s Restaurant, Bar and Catering, and Museum of the Albemarle; Gold Sponsors – Avangrid Renewables, Avoca, Biggs, and Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty; and Silver Sponsors – B&M Contractors, Carolina Complete Health, Carolina Designs Realty, Constellis, Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Select Bank & Trust, TowneBank, Towne Insurance, Truck Refrigeration Repair, Waff Contracting and Xenith Bank.

For more information, contact Marianne Smith Vargas, director of development, at

252-335-4035, ext. 111, via email msv2@afoodbank.org, or visit www.afoodbank.org.



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