Some of the restaurant owners and managers taking part in Restaurants for Change, L-R: Max van Stee (Beauties), Steve Ritson (Marzano), Ciraj Premanantham (Kootenay Tamil Kitchen), Justine Langevin (El Taco), Rob Little (Louie’s), Brad Buckingham (Hume Hotel), Nick Diamond (Main Street Diner), Gabrielle Noakes (Pitchfork), with Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted

Some of the restaurant owners and managers taking part in Restaurants for Change, L-R: Max van Stee (Beauties), Steve Ritson (Marzano), Ciraj Premanantham (Kootenay Tamil Kitchen), Justine Langevin (El Taco), Rob Little (Louie’s), Brad Buckingham (Hume Hotel), Nick Diamond (Main Street Diner), Gabrielle Noakes (Pitchfork), with Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Centre. Photo: Submitted

Support your community by going out to dinner in Nelson

The annual Restaurants for Change event on Oct. 19 has 16 restaurants signed up

Submitted by the Nelson Community Food Centre

The Nelson Community Food Centre (NCFC) staff are very excited to be working with 16 local restaurants on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in bringing Restaurants for Change back to Nelson for a fourth year. The number of participating restaurants has grown year after year as the event gains momentum and restaurants and residents want to participate in promoting food security in our city and region.

The program next Wednesday night is very simple. You go out to dinner at one of 16 participating restaurants and the price of your meal goes to the NCFC as a donation.

This year, the following restaurants are participating: Beauties, The Black Cauldron, Broken Hill, Cantina del Centro, El Taco, The General Store, Kootenay Tamil Kitchen, Louie’s Steakhouse, Main Street Diner, Marzano, Outer Clove, The Library Lounge, Pitchfork, Red Light Ramen, Thor’s Pizza and Yum Son.

Funds raised will be used to run the NCFC’s Food Skills, Good Food Bank, Garden, and Harvest Rescue programs. Each of these programs deliver on the organization’s mission to create opportunities for people facing adversity to share, connect and advocate around good food.

As attendees of past years know, this special night has become a great way for residents and restaurants to bond together to support a vibrant organization doing good work in our town. The event is a significant fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre and the hope is that even more people than last year will be out to enjoy a good meal for a good reason on Oct. 19.

With a kitchen renovation nearing completion, Nelson CFC staff are primed to continue making connections around food, with more community dinners and exciting, and new, food skills programs for youth, seniors (and more) in the works.

Judging from last year, reservations for the night are encouraged, where possible. For more information, visit www.nelsoncfc.ca and look under the About section, or call Andrew Creighton, development director for the NCFC, at 250-5151-0305.