Cranberry Township restaurant holds food drive

November 6, 2012 by  

Since its opening in 2010, Restaurant ECHO in Cranberry Township has had a big presence in the community. The restaurant is continuing its commitment to the community this year by collecting food for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Restaurant ECHO invites diners to bring in items for the food drive. The restaurant is also holding a competition among staff members to encourage them to donate. The restaurant’s staff is divided into seven teams. Food items have been assigned a point value based on how in-demand they are. The team that collects the most points wins.

The private events coordinator at Restaurant ECHO, Nicole Hammond, stressed the importance of having a restaurant that will collect food for the needy. She pointed out that the restaurant serves food daily and that the price of eating meals out makes it a luxury for many people. She noted that food insecurities in the community serve as a call to action for the restaurant.

Flyer printing is often used to help spread the word about food drives. Flyers could contain information explaining to diners what foods to bring and where to bring them. The flyers could also provide information about the mission and history of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Diners who bring in a food or toiletry item to Restaurant ECHO will receive 10% off of the most expensive item on their bill. Donated items should be non-perishable and packaged in containers not made of glass. The restaurant is collecting food and other items until November 21 – the day before Thanksgiving.