I don’t know what it is about the month of October, but 417-land’s restaurant scene is giving back to the community in big ways, with tons of fundraising events that let diners help give back while they eat and drink all the good stuff.
Let’s start with a this-week-only fundraiser. Several local restaurants are participating in The Doula Foundation’s Night of Caring event. On Thursday October 15, a portion of their sales will be donated to The Doula Foundation, which supports 417-land mothers before, during and after birth. Participating restaurants include:
MaMa Jean’s Deli
Metropolitan Grill (via a VIP private dinner event)
Scooter’s Coffee’s Springfield locations
4 By 4 Brewing Co.
HuHot Mongolian Grill
In other fundraising news, Piccolo in Nixa has been taking monetary donations to help them provide pans of pasta to feed 417-landers in need through their Pasta for Good program. During the month of October the benefiting organization is the Springfield Dream Center. For every $10 donated by a Piccolo customer, the restaurant donates one pan of pasta to Springfield Dream Center. You can donate either at the restaurant or via their website. Last month, Piccolo’s benefiting organization was Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks, and they raised enough money to donate 10 pans of pasta and feed 40 people.
4 By 4 Brewing Co. has an October fundraiser in effect as well. On every Saturday and Sunday in October, they’re donating $1 from every Strawberry Fields 4 Ever pint they sell to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Stay tuned for T-shirts too, coming soon.
Also in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aviary by Lavender Falls is raising money in October. A portion of all sales from food sold at Aviary after 5 p.m. on October 16 and 23 will be donated to Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.