Restaurant Group to Host Three Benefits for Local Non-Profit Organizations
PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN — In 2017, Wineguys Restaurant Group (owners of City Park Grill, Palette Bistro, and Roast & Toast in Petoskey) started Eating for Others in conjunction with City Park Grill’s 20th Anniversary. The goal: recognize deserving local non-profit organizations and make a 10% donation from lunch and dinner proceeds the first three Wednesdays in May. Now in its third year, these annual benefits continue to gain momentum.
Eating for Others beneficiaries were selected following restaurant staff collaboration to compile a list of ten deserving charities. Through an online survey, Wineguys Frequent Diners narrowed the list to three — one for each restaurant, the first three Wednesdays in May. “We were pleased with the number of votes received, nearly tripling the 2018 tally,” explains Bob Keedy, Wineguys Restaurant Group partner. “We are hoping that this increased interest will encourage area residents to eat out to support these deserving charities.”
Each organization will receive 10% of all dining proceeds on the following dates, and checks will be presented in late May.
Wednesday, May 1, at City Park Grill
Little Traverse Humane Bay
Serving the needs of homeless animals in the community since 1951, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that offers a temporary home to companion animals. Located between Harbor Springs and Petoskey, serves include pet adoptions, veterinary services, boarding, grooming, doggy daycare, and training. (ltbhs.com)
Wednesday, May 8, at Roast & Toast (downtown and McLaren Medical Building)
Brother Dan’s Food Pantry
Established in 2003 in honor Franciscan Brother Dan Badsing, the food pantry is a non-denominational 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 (brdan.petoskeysfx.org) “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.
Wednesday, May 15, at Palette Bistro
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. (watershedcouncil.org)
“We are proud to continue the Eating for Others tradition,” Keedy adds. “It gives all of us an opportunity to recognize organizations that are doing great work in our communities.”
For more information about Wineguys Restaurant Group, its restaurants, and to see a full calendar of events, visit wineguysgroup.com or call 231.347.0101.