September 4th, 2013 by Jill Meredith – Comments (1)
What’s it’s like to be really hungry? I don’t mean from one meal to the next, I am talking about on a daily basis. You might not think of it happening here, but it does. Every day, kids simply don’t have enough to eat. They may eat at school, but then get little to nothing until they return to school the next day. On weekends or holidays, they may just go without.
Since September is National Hunger Action Month, area restaurants and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma have teamed up to help provide backpacks full of food to some 4,800 area children on weekends and holidays.
The seventh annual Restaurant Week starts September 7 and runs through Sept. 15. During this time, participating restaurants will offer three course, prix fixe meals and will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Food Bank’s Food for Kids program. Proceeds will be matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation up to $25,000.
Lunches will be $12.95, but there are three options for dinner: $25 per person, $35 per person or $35 for two. Prices do not include drinks, taxes and tips.
Tuesday, September 10, participating restaurants will feature celebrity waiters. The Cheese Wench, Chef Amanda Simcoe will be at the Tavern and KRMG’s own Dan Potter will be at Bodean. Be sure to eat out that night to discover what other local celebrities will be helping support this very worthy program.
For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit http://www.tulsapeople.com/restaurantweek/
Chicken Oscar from Michael V’s Restaurant (Photo Credit to Michael V’s Restaurant)
Jill Meredith – Author
Jill is a foodie and freelance writer who lives in Broken Arrow with her husband, their daughter and some furry family members. She loves spending time in the kitchen developing new recipes and reading cookbooks like novels. Besides writing for TulsaFood.com, Jill also writes monthly food related columns for Oklahoma Magazine and several weekly articles for Examiner.com. She loves sharing her knowledge and has even taught cooking classes.