Annual ‘Dine Out to Help Out’ event provides meals for those in need

Published 7:48 am Monday, June 5, 2023

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The week of June 5-11, 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. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Food Bank and will include participating restaurants across the Food Bank’s 15 county service area.

“We are excited for the return of ‘Dine Out’ for 2023,” said Liz Reasoner, executive director of Food Bank of the Albemarle. “The funds raised through this hunger-relief initiative will provide nutritious meals to our neighbors in need across our region. We encourage patrons to thank their server and restaurant during the week of June 5th – 11th, for their support of Food Bank of the Albemarle through this incredible fundraising event.”

Funds raised through “Dine Out to Help Out” enable the Food Bank to provide nutritious meals across 15 counties in northeastern North Carolina. In the past year, over 50% of the food distributed by the Food Bank consisted of fresh produce.

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Each participating restaurant has agreed to donate a percentage of the revenue generated on one day of their choosing during the week of June 5-11 to the Food Bank of the Albemarle. For every dollar raised, the Food Bank can provide approximately four meals.

Participating restaurants for 2023 in the local area include:

Currituck: BJ’s Carolina Café; Creative Catering by Wanda; McDonald’s – Grandy

Dare: Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar; Henry’s Beef and Seafood Restaurant; The Jolly Roger Restaurant; Stack ’em High Pancakes & So Forth

Pasquotank: Circle II Restaurant; Cypress Creek Grill; Kathy’s Kreations; Montero’s Restaurant; Muddy Waters Coffeehouse; Panera Bread; Paradiso Roma Ristorante; McDonald’s Elizabeth City – Ehringhaus; Chief Petty Officers Association “the Hatch;” Volcano

Perquimans: Albemarle Plantation; The Nicholson House; Planters Ridge Farm Market; Tommy’s Pizza & Family Restaurant

Sponsors include Food Lion, Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty; NUCOR; TAC Trailer & Truck Accessories; TowneBank Towne Insurance; AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina; Carolina Designs Realty; First Bank; Southeast Industrial Equipment; Tandem, Inc.; and Wild Horse Adventure Tours, Corolla.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit the Food Bank’s web site at For more information, contact Brian Gray, communications and volunteer manager at 252-335-4035, ext. 113 or via email at