But restaurants need patrons now more than ever, and a lot of hungry people rely on Feed More’s help, she said.
“We wanted to keep the momentum going and keep celebrating Richmond’s food scene while supporting Feed More,” she said, noting that for restaurants, “it’s a great opportunity [and] everything is taken care of for them.”
This year, because restaurants are already struggling, there are no special menus for Restaurant Week. Patrons who dine at the participating restaurants can make a $5 donation and that money goes directly to Feed More.
“There’s little to no effort on their part,” Reitzer said about participating restaurants. “They’re able to give back to Feed More by doing what they do each day.”
In the past 18 years, Restaurant Week has raised nearly $950,000 for Feed More. A $5 donation can help provide for 20 meals.
In a written statement, Feed More President and CEO Doug Pick said he’s “beyond grateful” to Reitzer and the dozens of restaurants that continue to make Restaurant Week a success.
“It’s no surprise that our Richmond restaurant community is making this happen — it’s their creativity and tenacity that’s made RVA a top food destination,” Pick said. “Their steadfast support over the past 19 years has helped us provide more than 3 million meals to our neighbors in need.”