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Inviting all Lake County food and beverage establishments to donate at least 10% of sales to Lake County Meals on Wheels and other food initiatives.

Happening on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
(We encourage the establishments to participate on other dates as well.)

Dine Out Meals In is a program that will help Catholic Charities Lake County:
• Meals on Wheels program
• Food pantries
• Senior congregate meals
• Soup kitchens/community meals
• Emergency Food Assistance programs and the community garden for our Waukegan food pantries
Once we receive the commitment form we will send them a window cling promoting the event to display on their window or door.

How to Sign Up:
Fill out the form Restaurant and Food & Beverage Establishment Sign Up.
A volunteer will contact you with a few more specifics.
We will send you a decal for your door or window stating you are participating.
Restaurant keeps track of their sales on April 10th.
Send check or money to Meals on Wheels, Feed Lake County, 671 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085 by April 25.
You may wish to participate in other dates as well. Please indicater on your sign-up information so we can promote the event.

Click here to download the Restaurant and Food Beverage Establishment Sign Up Sheet!
 
Sponsor or donate here!
 Why participate
  

1 in 12 people living in Lake County are food insecure and 13.6% of children living in Illinois are food insecure. Meaning they do not receive proper meals and nutrition.
Dine Out Meals In will help to provide children, seniors, families, veterans, individuals with more nutritional food when they visit our food pantries.
We will be able to expand other food initiatives like our Community Meals and Community garden.
Participating businesses will have their name on the www.feedlakecounty.org website.
Participating businesses will have their name on all social media promoting the event.
PSA (public service announcements) will be promoted on radio and local cable, as well as PR done for print and social media.
Largest donation from the food/beverage establishment in each of the 4 categories wins a banner to display at their restaurant.

Last year

136,841 meals were distributed through Catholic Charities Lake County emergency food pantries and food assistance programs.
122,407 Meals on Wheels were delivered to the homebound.
Over 1,000 people received a nutritious meal at our Community Suppers.
 Sponsorships
 How you can help
• For Restaurants, Food, Beverage establishments, complete the Restaurant and Food & Beverage Establishment Sign Up document and return by March 31.
• For other types of businesses who want to participate, you can be a sponsor, collect money, or visit your favorite establishment and 10% of your bill (before taxes) will be donated to the Meals on Wheels program in Lake County.
• On April 10th, visit your favorite establishment and 10% of your bill (before taxes) will be donated to the Meals on Wheels program in Lake County.