Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dine out, do good

"Wings for the Brave" is the name of Buffalo's Southwest Cafe's fundraiser 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through July 10. The idea is to assemble care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas. Customers who bring in stuff from an extensive list of qualifying items will get half off their meals. (Military families with ID will also get half-off during the week.) 14015 Conlan Circle at Ballantyne; 704-541-9055 (items include everything from toothpaste to sunflower seeds to playing cards; call for details).

Eat at Rotelli July 9, 10 and 11 and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road; 704-541-1850.

Dine at any of the three 131 Mains (Cornelius, Dilworth, Rea Road) on any Thursday in July and tell them you're "dining for Hospice" and a portion of your bill will be donated to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.

Bruster’s will donate a meal to Feeding America for every Snickers ice cream product sold -- up to a value of $10,000 -- during the "Bruster's Cares" campaign through July 31. Feeding America is a national hunger-relief charity, feeding the hungry in this country through member food banks; info (and closest locations): www.brusters.com.