Know someone else who’d be interested in hosting a ‘Dine In’? St. Christopher’s Foundation has put together the following talking points about the movement, for your reference in e-mailing or calling prospective Hosts.
I’m supporting a new movement spearheaded by St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children – it’s called ‘Dine In, Help Out’ – and I want to personally extend an invitation for you to be involved.
Anytime throughout the year, friends and families all across the Philadelphia region are skipping one night of dining out, joining together to ‘Dine In,’ and ‘Helping Out’ by donating dollars they would have spent at a restaurant to help bring affordable, fresh, healthy food into North Philadelphia homes.
North Philadelphia is one of the hungriest neighborhoods in America. It’s also among the 10 poorest places in the country and poorer than any other in Pennsylvania. At the same time, 70 percent of children there are obese and overweight, in part because of their lack of access to healthy food options. North Philadelphia families are literally starving for nutrition.
We want you to be a ‘Dine In’ Host. Anytime throughout the year, you’d invite friends and family to your home and provide a communal meal.
- There are lots of pre-packaged resources to make hosting easy, from sample invitations and theme ideas, to menus and recipes and healthy shopping tips.
Your ‘Dine In’ guests will be encouraged to donate to St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children.
- The actual donation amount is up to each individual.
- Proceeds benefit Farm to Families, a St. Christopher’s Foundation fresh food share program that supports the health and well-being of North Philadelphia families.
- All the information you need about getting involved with the movement is at dineinhelpout.org.
- Can we count you in?