ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Open Hand Atlanta’s ‘Dining Out For Life’ is April 26 through May 2, 2021. This year’s fundraiser is following a hybrid model where you can eat out or order delivery.

Bold Monk Brewing Company employees say working for a business that helps the needy makes their jobs worthwhile. “It makes it easier to come into work every day when you know that the people behind you definitely support you and they have good morals and values,” said Jake Pereira, one of the servers. The restaurant is one of about 75 participating in the event.

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“Dining Out For Life is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. It takes place across the entire City of Atlanta,” said Open Hand Atlanta Director of Development Katie MacKenzie. Open Hand has served meals to those in need for the last 30 years, specifically critically ill and homebound residents. ‘Dining Out For Life’ helps fund the organization’s nutritional programs. “Every year, we ask restaurants to give a specific percentage, but the restaurant industry this year has also been hard hit, so this year, we’re just asking restaurants to give what they can,” MacKenzie said.

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“This is the time when we have to help the most,” said Brew Master and Brewed To Serve Restaurant Group Managing Partner John Roberts. The group owns Bold Monk and two other restaurants, and they’ve participated for about 20 years. “It’s a great opportunity to support the restaurant community and give back to ‘Dining Out For Life,’” Roberts said. “It gets you to work a little bit harder and stay committed,” said Pereira. They’re pouring out that commitment on tap and asking others to do the same.

“More than ever, we’re relying on individuals to make personal donations to Open Hand Atlanta to make sure that we can continue this critical work,” MacKenzie said.

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For information on Open Hand Atlanta, click here. For details on the organization’s ‘Dining Out For Life’ event and participating restaurants, click here.