Eating for Others: Supporting Local Non-profits

9 May

Eating for Others: Supporting Local Non-profits

Since 2017, Wineguys Restaurant Group annually hosts Eating for Others, a three-night series to benefit local non-profit organizations. Rotating between the Wineguys restaurant collection, each location will host one day when 20% of all food sales will be donated to a local organization. This year, organizations were selected by soliciting restaurant staff, then narrowing to three.

Tuesday, May 10 — PALETTE BISTRO
Beneficiary: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Northern Michigan contains some of the most important, diverse, and pristine water resources on earth. Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council protects these waters — Great Lakes, inland lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and ground water — for future generations to enjoy their unspoiled character. Since 1979, the Watershed Council has protected the water resources of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties. Supported by members of full-time and seasonal residents, lake associations, and businesses, the Watershed Council focus is on environmental integrity and economic and aesthetic values of water resources.

Tuesday, May 17 — CITY PARK GRILL
Beneficiary: Manna Food Project

Manna Food Project helps feed the hungry in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties in Northwest Michigan. Manna is a partner organization of the Feeding America Food Bank Network and is funded entirely through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Manna operates a food bank (distribution center), a food rescue program, a weekly food pantry, and the “Food 4 Kids” backpack program.

Tuesday, May 24 — ROAST & TOAST
Beneficiary: Brother Dan’s Food Pantry

Established in 2003 in honor Franciscan Brother Dan Badsing, the food pantry is a nondenominational outreach ministry of the St. Francis Xavier Parish community serving Emmet County and surrounding communities. The pantry is staffed 100% by community volunteers and serves an average of 500 – 600 families every two weeks. According to the website. “We don’t simply provide food, we provide wholesome meals that lend dignity to a family’s experience.” Ongoing for many years, Roast & Toast donates two stockpots of soup to the pantry each week.

Join the Wineguys team in supporting these worthy organizations. Call 231.347.0101 with questions. Visit for details about each restaurant.

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