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Village Tavern Joins the Great American Dine Out
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ALPHARETTA, GA -- Village Tavern is proud to announce its participation in Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out, a weeklong national restaurant event in cities across the United States. From Sept. 19-25, thousands of restaurants, including Village Tavern, will join together in raising funds to support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength's national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Millions of consumers play a vital role in this initiative; their choice to dine out at participating restaurants will help feed children in need all across America. Nearly 17 million American children -- almost one of every four -- lack the resources to put healthy meals on the table every day. Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by 2015 by connecting these kids to the food they need to live healthy, active lives.

Last year, nearly 4,000 restaurants of every size and type helped the Great American Dine Out raise nearly $800,000 by donating a portion of the week's sales, offering special promotions or collecting donations from their customers. This year, Village Tavern will again donate a percentage of sales to Share Our Strength.

"No greater time exists than the present for such a powerful campaign for our industry," said Tony Santarelli, president and COO of Village Tavern. "The Great American Dine Out gives restaurants the power to make a difference. It makes sense for Village Tavern to participate -- we are in the business of feeding people, and it's astonishing that we have so many hungry children in the world's wealthiest country. Participating in the one campaign that was designed by and for the restaurant industry is simply the right thing to do."

Funds raised this year will help Share Our Strength work with state, community and private sector leaders across the country to connect families facing hunger with the programs that can help them.

"We are asking millions of consumers and thousands of restaurants to help us end childhood hunger," said Bill Shore, founder of Share Our Strength. "We were just amazed by the generosity and commitment of the restaurant industry and their customers last year. Even in one of the worst economic situations in our country's history, they raised hundreds of thousands of dollars more through the Great American Dine Out than they had the year before. Our hope is to involve as many restaurants and their customers as it takes to make No Kid Hungry a reality by 2015, and to make sure that every child in America has access to the nutritious food they need."

Village Tavern is located at 11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta, 30009. The restaurant serves lunch Monday through Friday, dinner seven days a week and Sunday brunch. For more information, call 770-777-6490 or visit www.villagetavern.com.

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