Several area restaurants will be participating in this year’s “Restaurant Week for United Way”
October 20-26. A portion of the proceeds from various specials and activities will be donated to United Way of the Greater Winona Area.
“This is a fun way for restaurants to get involved in supporting the work of United Way,” said United Way Executive Director Beth Forkner Moe. “It’s also a chance for community members to learn about United Way of the Greater Winona Area’s partner agencies, when they’re going out to eat with family and friends.”
Moe said there is more to the week than raising money. “We greatly appreciate the support from the area restaurants. This week helps us to raise awareness of United Way and the programs we help support. The more people know what we do, the more they can see the importance of the work done for the community.”
“Since one out of every four people in this area uses the services of an agency funded by United Way each year, it’s vital that people take part in the annual campaign,” she said. “These programs are extremely important to people right here, and supporting them is more important this year than ever.”
The restaurants that will be participating in “Restaurant Week for United Way,” and the donations they will be making, are:
Bloedow’s Bakery – 10% of all sales (excludes deliveries) Tuesday, October 21
Blooming Grounds Coffee House - $.25 each coffee sold October 20-24
Erbert and Gerberts - 10% of sales on Thursday, October 23
Sammy’s Pizza - $.25 for each order of garlic bread sold Friday-Sunday, October 24-26
Wellington’s Pub and Grill – all proceeds from soup and chili October 20-24
Bub’s Brewing Company also made a cash donation toward this effort.