Written by  ,     March 27, 2017     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Contributors, In real life, News, On The Web, Restaurant

That credo was submitted this morning, by Andy Husbands, owner of Boston’s Tremont 647 and a 20 year pioneer of No Kid’s Hungry’s presence in Massachusetts.

And, tonight, 8 restaurants will shut down throughout the state, coast to state-coast, to serve an exclusive dinner to generous sponsors, with 100% of proceeds to benefIt NO KID HUNGRY–From the East (Bucatino’s on the Cape), to the Southshore (East Bay Grille) to the Northshore (Turner’s Seafood), to Boston (Tremont 647), to Foxboro (Davio’s), to Central Worcester (111 Chophouse) to the West (Hotel Northampton).

Representing the Merrimack Valley– Five operators will converge upon COBBLESTONES to collaborate on a 5-course dinner, seeking to generate $20K to the overall $100K statewide goal!!  In attendance will be our many sponsors (listed below), Burton’s Grill, Eviva Cucina, NoLo at The Stonehedge Inn, Sweet Lydia’s and of course, COBBLESTONES and moonstones Chefs, taking the main courses, #3 and #4!

I MUST note–Every staff member who works tonight will be contributing ALL of their time and their gratuity to the cause–including those in the bar and private dining room.  No joke–Our staff are single parents, students, folks holding down two jobs–Not large corporations or wealthy business owners–But they are going “all in” on behalf of those with less.  I am so incredibly proud….  And, because I could never stress enough, such spirit of generosity and compassion are by far, driven by two of the most kind and compassionate people I have ever had the pleasure to see almost daily–our GM Robin Dupell who most of you know has been with COBBLESTONES and leads with the most hard-core compassion I may have ever known, and, Holly Johnson, building up years with our group now–the (mostly) sweetest, caring’est administrator-organizer–coordinator–editor–overseer–writer–conscious among us!

Thanks to their doggedness and influence and customer care, with others on the team, we have secured most-generous donations and will raffle off 5 additional prizes tonight–Celtics/Bruins/Red Sox tickets donated by Trinity EMS, a Love Lowell #Local package with gifts donated by many downtown businesses and restaurants like Old Court, El Potro, Fuse, and Tremonte (all donors listed on our website), and a Hammer and Sickle Luxury Basket including vodka, cigars, spa treatments, a hotel stay….So much generosity on behalf of (the sin of) hungry children in our state.

We are so very grateful to them/you all!

If YOU have not contributed, its not too late.  Its never too late.  Be a part?  Don’t be out done? Tax write off? Do good?  Who cares what the motivation is.  1 in 7 local kids are hungry.  And that is so wrong.

No child should go hungry.

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