Eat Drink and Share

KCBY, Sep 8, 2011

September is Hunger Action Month and The South Coast Food Share is asking you to help them feed the hungry.

When you dine at participating restaurants on their selected dates, ten percent of the meal proceeds will go to support feeding hungry children and families on the South Coast.

Wednesday, the South Coast Food Share hosted their first night of Eat Drink Share at Mamma Mias restaurant.

Owner Maximo Douk told KCBY, during these tough economic times he was happy to see community members dining for a good cause.

Next up on the Eat Drink Share menu is Porta restaurant, located in North Bend.

Owner and Chef of Porta, Kevin Linde says, he and his staff are happy to help give back to the community.

“I think it’s great actually. It’s a good way for them to build up some revenue and for people who dine at our restaurant can donate part of that revenue to the food share. So, it benefits both avenues” says Linde.

Diners are also encouraged to make additional donations in cans and envelopes provided at participating restaurants.

Madeline Enos with Oregon Coast Community Action says, this event allows everyone the opportunity to help those in need.

“Thematically we want to do something for Hunger Action Month that was accessible for the public. Not everyone can volunteer every day at a food bank, but everyone can enjoy a great meal” says Enos.

All month long Eat Drink Share will feature local restaurants every Thursday.

This coming week on September 15th, when you dine at Porta ten percent of the proceeds will go back to the South Coast Food Share.

On the 20th La Costa will host the event.

And to wrap up Hunger Action Month, Momijis will help feed the hungry.