Diners to aid charity
Restaurants are being asked to sign up to a new charity operating during the holiday season.
Youth and families in need will benefit from DineAid, a charity that invites people to add $2 to their meal bill.
The scheme doesn’t cost restaurants anything to operate and the money raised this year will go to the Foundation for Youth Development and the Auckland and Wellington city missions.
Locally based community charities can also apply for funds by sending submissions to info@ dineaid.org.nz.
DineAid was started by Auckland chef Mark Gregory, who based it on a similar charity operating in the United Kingdom.
It will run during November and December in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown restaurants.
Mr Gregory says he will look at expanding the programme to other centres next year and look for local charities to support.
DineAid is supported by celebrities like musician Tim Finn, broadcaster John Hawkesby and members of the restaurant community.
To sign up, go to www. dineaid.org.nz.