There's no better way to kick off the celebration of our 25th Anniversary than with 25,000 meals raised! Throughout the month of March, ONT ran two campaigns to raise funds to help us keep up with the growing lines of guests at our door.
Seventeen local restaurants teamed up with ONT for the Fill Your Neighbor's Plate campaign. Diners added virtual meals - $10 fresh platters and $25 family meals - to their orders and collectively raised enough for 10,000 meals! Every restaurant - from the owners and managers to all of the floor staff were vital partners in helping raise awareness about need in our community and simple ways every one of us can help. Congrats to the team at Ceia for raising the most money. Thank you to all of you who dined out and helped us fill those plates!
Behind the scenes, more than 20 local residents hosted private dinner parties for our Table to Table campaign. From gourmet dinners for 10 to festive buffets and spirits for 40, every event was unique but they all shared a common goal - to spread the word about hunger in our region and introduce new friends to the important work here at ONT. And what a success it was, raising more than $17,000 and bringing nearly 200 new supporters to ONT! If you're interested in becoming a host for next year's Table to Table Campaign, email Betsy for more information!