2018 Dining Out Card Helps Feed the Hungry

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Four new restaurants will be participating in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 2018 Dining Out Card. They join 11 other dining favorites who all help feed the hungry in Talbot County.

“This is such a wonderful program, and we’re so pleased to have 15 restaurants this year,” said Alex Handy, president of St. Vincent de Paul in the Saints Peter & Paul Conference.

Participating area restaurants offer discounts to patrons who buy the card. All proceeds from card sales go directly to help feed Talbot County neighbors in need. “Use the card to enjoy a good meal at a discount and help feed the hungry too,” Handy said.

This year’s card, valid from 1/1/18 to 12/31/18,costs just $25, and can be used all year.

The 2018 Dining Out Card partner restaurants are 208 Talbot, Ava’s, Banning’s Tavern, Blackthorn Irish Pub, Brasserie Brightwell, Harrison’s Restaurant, Hot Off the Coals, Hunter’s Tavern, Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill, Limoncello Italian Restaurant, Peacock Restaurant & Lounge, Pope’s Tavern, Robert Morris Inn, Roberto’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant and Scossa.

“St. Vincent de Paul is the largest all-volunteer organization feeding the hungry in Talbot County,” Handy said. “From our own food pantry, we’re providing food for over 25,000 meals each month. In addition, we now work with more than a dozen local churches and organizations. So we’ve become a ‘food hub’ for other organizations helping the hungry,” he added.

From their building at 29533 Canvasback Drive in Easton, volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Center give groceries to the needy every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Volunteers also collect and distribute clothing, furniture and housewares. Proceeds from items for sale at the Thrift Center are used to feed the hungry.

“We help people. That’s our mission,” said Handy. “We like to say our Dining Out Card is a gift that gives back all year.”

For more information or to order a Dining Out Card, call 410-770-4505 and leave a Dining Out Card request, along with your name and phone number. People can also order online at www.SvdpEastonmd.org Be sure to include your name, phone number, address and the number of cards you want. A volunteer will respond promptly, Handy said.

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