All day Wednesday, you can help the Food Bank of Lincoln by dining out at one of your favorite restaurants.
Ten percent of the money from participating restaurants in Lincoln will go to the Food Bank. Brad Hartman, who was part of KFOR’s management team over 30 years ago, told Schmidt, Carol and Mick he first saw this concept while at a conference. He brought the idea back to Food Bank of Lincoln officials and presented it to a couple of major restaurant owners.
“Tony Messineo at Valentino’s and Don Everett at Runza restaurants and they didn’t hesitate a minute,” Hartman told KFOR. “They said, ‘Absolutely. We’ll help out.”
At least 10% of your total bill at Lincoln’s participating restaurants will help benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln.
Michaella Kumke is the Food Bank’s community engagement director and told KFOR’s Schmidt, Carol and Mick Dine Out helps bring in $35,000, but what that really means is about 90,000 meals for folks in southeast Nebraska.
Here are the list of participating restaurants:
Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar
Braeda Fresh Express Cafe
Brewsky’s Food and Spirits-all locations
Cosmic Eye Brewing
Dairy Queen (3835 South Street)
Don & Millie’s (5200 S. 56th Street-20% will be donated when you mention the Food Bank of Lincoln while ordering)
Engine House Cafe
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers-all locations
George Witt Service, Inc.
Ginger Pan Asian Grill
Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom-all locations
Issara Asian Cuisine
Juice Stop-all locations
La Paz Mexican Restaurant
Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill
McKinney’s Irish Pub
Phat Jack’s BBQ
Pub Bar & Grill
Prairie Plate Restaurant
Risky’s Sports Bar & Grill
Shoemaker’s Shell Truck Stop
Taco Inn-Belmont Shopping Center
The Garage Sports Bar & Grill
The Mill Coffee and Tea-all locations
The Press Box
Venue Restaurant and Lounge