Theo’s, East Side Grill, and Southern Food Co. host ‘Fill the Pantry’ food drive for schools

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Three local restaurants are hosting a food drive this week to help Fayetteville Public School students and families in need.

Local restaurants Theo’s, East Side Grill, and Southern Food Company this week announced plans to host a “Fill the Pantry” food drive to support take home meals distributed by the school system to families over the holidays.

From the Facebook post announcing the drive:
This year, over 350 families with children in Fayetteville Public Schools qualified for the Free & Reduced Meal program. This number has steadily been increasing in the wake of COVID19, with more and more families struggling financially.

Each year, FPS assembles bins of food to send home with students in need, to ensure that no child goes hungry during the holidays.

Our goal is to ensure that every child in the Fayetteville Public School system has a
full belly and a happy holiday, no matter their circumstances. This year has highlighted the importance of supporting and helping one another, more than ever.

All three restaurants will be accepting donations through Thursday, Dec. 10. Theo’s is located at 318 Campbell Ave, East Side Grill is at 1838 N Crossover Rd, and Southern Food Company is at 3575 W Wedington Dr #3.

The list of items needed are below. Those who drop off 5 items on the list will be entered to win a $50 gift card.

For a bit more information, check out the Facebook post.

Fill the Pantry Food Drive item list