National Dine Out Day to support Sandy relief
A portion of what you spend when you eat out at participating restaurants throughout the country today will benefit the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
Wed, Jun 19 2013 at 9:19 AM
As I drive in the car, every once in a while the radio station my boys chose will play a commercial that has New Jersey’s latest PR campaign tagline in it, “We’re stronger than the storm.” And, here in my hone state, we are. Much of the Jersey Shore worked incredibly hard to be open by Memorial Day weekend
after last fall’s Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal land, businesses and homes. But, there is still work to be done. Many people are still displaced from their homes and some businesses have yet to reopen.
Many of the restaurants participating are national chains like Panera or Benihana, as well as several of Emeril’s restaurants, but as I scrolled through the list, I saw several independent restaurants. A few of them in New Jersey I recognized as restaurants that heavily support local farmers. If you’re interested in dining out tonight to support Sandy relief, there’s a chance you may also be able to support restaurants that support local producers, too. It’s a win-win-win!
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