Local Restaurants Help with ‘Making Ends Meet’ Fundraiser

TOWN MEETING VOTESA special fundraiser is taking place throughout the Cape that is a reminder that while this region is known as a tourist mecca, there are locals who live here year-round who sometimes struggle to survive.

The fundraiser is called Making Ends Meet. It is a collaboration between the non-profits  Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, The Community Development Partnership, The Family Pantry of Cape Cod and WE CAN.

The money raised will help to provide a safety net for the many Cape Codders working multiple jobs who need help making ends meet.

The way the fundraiser works is through September 15, twenty-two Cape restaurants will offer patrons an opportunity to give a donation along with paying their restaurant tab.

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Besides raising money for the work that the four organizations do, the campaign will raise awareness about the financial and other challenges Cape Codders face living year round in a seasonal economy.

Guests at participating restaurants will receive a “Making Ends Meet” request envelope in the check presentation folder or find a contributions “can” when they settle up at the register.  Guests may also make their donations by mail or on-line through the secure website at www.MakingEndsMeetCapeCod.org.

“Our neighbors and visitors on the Lower Cape are a key part of the success of my restaurants,” said Devon Ruesch, Owner of Devon’s and Devon’s Deep Sea Dive, both in Provincetown.  “I know how vital these four organizations are in helping year-rounders in our community and we are glad to have this opportunity to reach out to our guests for their financial support.”

“Supporting this effort and the four community organizations is a logical extension of our community caring,” said Richard Costello, Owner, Chatham Squire. “Keep it local – it’s better for all of us.”

“The CDP, along with the Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, and WE CAN, provides a range of services and support to about 20,000 Cape Codders each year,” said Jay Coburn, Executive Director, Community Development Partnership. “As local businesses, our restaurant partners know better than most the challenges of our seasonal economy. That’s why they’ve joined with us to ensure that the safety net is maintained for those who need help “making ends meet.”

For a list of participating restaurants and more information about the campaign, visit the Making Ends Meet website – www.MakingEndsMeetCapeCod.org.