Silver Diner donates $20,000 to local foods charity

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Silver Diner not long ago lifted $20,000 for True Foodstuff for Little ones, a regional charity with the objective of giving balanced meals to youngsters in the DMV area. This revenue was raised from a new cafe opening in Alexandria as effectively as individual fundraisers.

“We are very grateful for the function that our cafe companions have finished. We are an advocacy organization who experienced to make a huge pivot to being a feeding business, and it has been extremely gratifying, not only to see that we’re able to support men and women in our own communities but to have these great relationships with our restaurant associates develop into even more robust,” mentioned Mary Porter, the director of programs with Authentic Meals for Young ones.

Silver Diner is 1 of the eating places that has been supporting True Food stuff for Kids’ meal websites all through the DMV region exactly where the firm leaves nutritious meals to support youngsters and their families. This fundraiser dollars will assistance Actual Foods for Young ones open up a new food website and retain it stocked right until the conclusion of the college calendar year.

“Once the pandemic hit, in a pair of months, childhood being overweight fees had been skyrocketing, childhood diabetic issues was skyrocketing, that is not a development that we want to see go on. So every time we can get food stuff that is refreshing and wholesome and nourishing into our communities, and make that a default selection, which is definitely significant for us,” stated Porter.

Silver Diner in Gaithersburg has been making food stuff every single Tuesday and Thursday after reopening in July to give out. The first working day that they gave out this food stuff, the restaurant explained that autos ended up lined up before the drive even started off.

“The autos just came by. We envisioned about 250, 300 the very first working day, and five or 600 showed up,” mentioned co-founder Ype Von Hengst.

A lot more info about Genuine Foods for Little ones can be uncovered at their website.