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Hurricane restaurant helping area food bank

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 12:16 AM

HURRICANE -- FireSide Grille, a restaurant in Hurricane, will host "Dine Out for Hunger" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, as a fundraiser for the Huntington Area Food Bank.

In addition, the Bob Thompson Unit will perform from 7 to 10 p.m., and there will be a silent auction and 50-50 drawing, said Marc Brown, co-owner of the restaurant.

He said donations will be accepted at the door and half the amount of all food purchases will be donated to the food bank, although he said prices will be a little higher to benefit both the food bank and restaurant.

Brown said he thinks the event will be important in raising awareness for the food bank, which includes Putnam County in its service area.

"Many people don't realize Putnam County is one of the most underserved counties in our region," said Tiffany Tatum, interim director of the Huntington Area Food Bank. "An event like this brings awareness to the problem of hunger and at the same time helps us generate funds to continue our mission to feed children, seniors and families."

FireSide Grille is located at 4170 W.Va. 34, Hurricane. But it is most accessible by using Exit 39 on Interstate 64 in Teays Valley.

The Huntington Area Food Bank serves nearly 100,000 people in 17 counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. For more information about the Food Bank visit www.HAFB.org.

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