Fighting hunger in the community is a priority for the local restaurant industry.
Seven Naperville businesses recently helped feed more than 100 families for an entire week through the Dine Away Hunger event.
Restaurants like Butterfield’s and Meson Sabika gave 10% of their proceeds for an entire day to People’s Resource Center, an organization that serves over 3,000 families each month.
Dine-in guests were surprised to learn they were helping others just by eating at some of their favorite places.
“It means a lot. Times are hard. Anything we can do to help means a lot,” Naperville’s Patricia Baggett says.
The center serves to empower people with their many services like ESL courses, food assistance, art classes and even a computer lab.
“Our goal when families come to us is to get them their basic needs first: food, clothes and a place to live. We help make them self sustaining, giving them tools to be successful in the real world,” said Melissa Travis, senior director of programs.
The people’s resource center hosts eleven dine away hunger events each year to help the growing number of hungry families.
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