Dozens of Tulsa restaurant owners are preparing special menus to help fight childhood hunger in our community and they’re donating some of their proceeds to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's Food for Kids program as part of Tulsa's Restaurant Week.
Restaurant Week started Friday and runs through September 13. Families can choose to dine in or carry out at one of the 40 participating restaurants.
Lambrusco'z is known for its carry-out orders and owner Nancy Bruce jumped at the chance to participate this year.
"I think that again we're finally finding out that shopping local is more than going to the farmer market,” Bruce said. “It's shopping local, it's taking care of our local homeless people, it's taking care of people here that are hungry. It's working as a team.”
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma said each dollar spent will provide three meals for kids in need. They said the need is greater this year because of the pandemic and distance learning.
"Now more than ever these kids aren't sure where they are going to get their next meal," said Jenny Berry. "So those food for kids programs are really going to help fill the gap that kids might experience this year with the remote learning."
For a full list of participating restaurants, visit this website here.