Annual “Dine Out to Help Out” Event Provides Meals for northeast NC

By on June 3, 2023

Food Bank of the Albemarle

The week of June 5th – 11th, residents and visitors in northeast North Carolina and along the Outer Banks are invited to take part in Food Bank of the Albemarle’s “Dine Out to Help Out” fundraising event. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Food Bank, and will include participating restaurants across the Food Bank’s 15 county service area.

“We are excited for the return of ‘Dine Out’ for 2023,” said Liz Reasoner, Executive Director of Food Bank of the Albemarle. “The funds raised through this hunger-relief initiative will provide nutritious meals to our neighbors in need across our region. We encourage patrons to thank their server and restaurant during the week of June 5th – 11th, for their support of Food Bank of the Albemarle through this incredible fundraising event.”

Funds raised through “Dine Out to Help Out” enable the Food Bank to provide nutritious meals across 15 counties in northeastern North Carolina. In the past year, over 50% of the food distributed by the Food Bank consisted of fresh produce.

Each participating restaurant has agreed to donate a percentage of the revenue generated on one day of their choosing during the week of June 5th – 11th to the Food Bank of the Albemarle. For every dollar raised, the Food Bank can provide approximately four meals.

Participating restaurants for 2023:

Beaufort: The Bank Bistro; Down on Main Street; Grub Brothers Eatery; Pizza Inn of Washington, Inc.; The Mulberry House; Ribeye’s of Washington

Chowan: Shine Energy & Nutrition Bar; Waterman’s Grill

Currituck: BJ’s Carolina Café; Creative Catering by Wanda; McDonalds- Grandy

Dare: Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar; Henry’s Beef and Seafood Restaurant; The Jolly Roger Restaurant; Stack ’em High Pancakes & So Forth

Hertford Co.: McDonalds- Ahoskie

Pasquotank: Circle II Restaurant; Cypress Creek Grill; Kathy’s Kreations; Montero’s Restaurant; Muddy Waters Coffeehouse; Panera Bread; Paradiso Roma Ristorante; McDonalds Elizabeth City- Ehringhaus; Chief Petty Officers Association “the Hatch”; Volcano

Perquimans: Albemarle Plantation; The Nicholson House; Planters Ridge Farm Market; Tommy’s Pizza & Family Restaurant


Dine Out to Help Out is generously sponsored by:

40th Anniversary Sponsor: Food Lion

Platinum Sponsors: Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty; NUCOR; TAC Trailer & Truck Accessories; TowneBank Towne Insurance

Gold Sponsors: AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina; Carolina Designs Realty; First Bank; Southeast Industrial Equipment; Tandem, Inc.; Wild Horse Adventure Tours, Corolla

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit the Food Bank’s web site at For more information, please contact Brian Gray, Communications & Volunteer Manager at 252-335-4035, ext. 113 or via email at

About Food Bank of the Albemarle

The Mission of the Food Bank is to fight hunger and poverty in our 15 county service area in northeast North Carolina. We are a regional clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and grocery items to 100 non-profit and faith-based organizations for their food programs, and to individuals needing assistance.

For more information call (252) 335-4035 or visit

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