It’s an age-old dilemma. Everyone is hungry but it’s been another long busy day so who has the time or energy to cook? And, don’t forget, there’s also homework to be done.
So, what’s for dinner? Well, for one glorious day each school year, the answer to that question is easy and guilt-free. Dine Out for Education Day, sponsored by the Medford Education Foundation (MEF) on Tuesday, February 7 gives families a great excuse to visit any one of the participating Medford restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even carry out meals because a percentage of the profits will be donated to the MEF to support Medford Township Schools.
When ordering, customers must present their Dine Out for Education flyer, which will be available at the restaurants and also emailed to all school families from their child’s school. The restaurant will give a percentage of the patron’s bill to the MEF.
Dine Out for Education will be held in conjunction with Black Out Homework Night. Students in all grades throughout the district will have no homework, a great way to support schools and encourage family time.
Participating restaurants include: Zinc Cafe, 679 Stokes Rd; P.J. Whelihan’s Pub & Grille, Stokes Rd; Jasmine Oriental Cuisine and Toto Fresco Pizza, both at Sharps Run Plaza; Illiano Cucina Mediterranea, Village of Taunton Forge; Medford Bagel Shop, 15 Jackson Rd; Medport Diner and Tarantella Ristorante, both at Medford Plaza; Ott’s, 656 Stokes Rd; MaraVillas Grill, 208 Medford-Mt Holly Rd; Riviera Pizza, 620 Stokes Rd; Rustic Grille, 519 Stokes Rd.; and Femmina Italian Grill, 408 Stokes Rd.
Restaurants generally donate between ten and twenty percent of the increased revenue received that day. The MEF expects to raise approximately $3000.00 through the event.