The Big Feed provides funding for nonprofits
Pictured (from left) are Marin Tomlin, DSDC executive director; Joy Morrison, director of Iredell Christian Ministries; Patti West, executive director of Fifth Street Ministries; and Liz Petree, DSDC Promotions Committee chairwoman. DSDC presented checks to both nonprofits.
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The totals have been calculated for the The Big Feed event that took place in Downtown Statesville from Jan. 29 through Feb. 3.
Fourteen restaurants and specialty food shops participated in the event, raising a total of $862.26.
These donations will help fill the pantries at Iredell Christian Ministries and Fifth Street Ministries, with each organization receiving $431.13. In addition, Iredell Christian Ministries will receive $125 in pet food donations for their pet food bank -- the only one in Iredell County -- courtesy of My Dog Gone Natural.
Participating restaurants offered discounts and special menu items during the week, then donated 10 percent of their total sales from those items to The Big Feed.
The Downtown Statesville Development Corporation Promotions Committee began brainstorming in early December for an event similar to Charlotte Restaurant Week, but also with a benevolent theme. “The Big Feed —Feed Yourself… Feed Others” was well-received by the community and quite successful.
“We are thankful to the community for supporting this new endeavor and dining out during the week of The Big Feed, but also to all the restaurants and shop owners that participated and made this donation possible,” said Tomlin.