Local restaurateurs were honored on September 20 for their years of participation in the RSVVP (Restaurants Sharing Ten Percent) hunger-relief fundraiser. Restaurants contribute 10 percent of their total proceeds on RSVVP Day to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service’s FoodFirst programs: the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry.
On September 20, the IFC held an awards ceremony at the Top of the Hill to honor restaurants for milestone anniversaries. Restaurants were honored for 10 years - Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant and Nantucket Grill & Bar (Farrington Road); 15 years - Caffe Driade, Domino's Pizza (Carrboro), La Hacienda and Mama Dip's Kitchen; 20 years - Captain John's Dockside and the Top of the Hill; and 25 years - Elmo's Diner, Hunam Chinese, La Residence, Subway (Glenwood) and Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe.
Since 1989, this popular fundraising event has raised over $481,000 to alleviate hunger in our community. Given recent trends, this year should put the cumulative total raised at over half a million dollars. So, please remember to eat out early and often at participating restaurants on election day, November 8! Look for the complete list of participating restaurants in the Chapel Hill News or at www.ifcweb.org/rsvvp.