For the third year in a row, Oxford Restaurant Week showcased local businesses, January 24-30, while making sure Oxford’s food-based charities and programs are funded.
With the support of Visit Oxford, the community’s tourism arm, 22 local restaurants served up their finest offerings at a discount. The money raised by the event benefitted The Oxford Food Pantry. Proceeds from the event alternate support each year between five local food programs, including Good Food for Oxford Schools, The Oxford Food Pantry, More than a Meal, Love Packs and Meals on Wheels.
“It has been such as pleasure to see the Oxford community support our local restaurants in such a positive a way to help benefit a local charity,” Amanda Gholson, community enhancement coordinator for Visit Oxford said.
To participate in Oxford Restaurant Week, complimentary coupon cards were available at the Visit Oxford Visitors Center and the Chamber of Commerce. The coupon card allowed the user nice discounts and specials from the participating restaurants that were only being offered during Oxford Restaurant Week.
John Cooney, director of food distribution for The Oxford Food Pantry said, “This donation from Oxford Restaurant Week will enable our non-profit, volunteer-run organization to continue fulfilling the weekly needs of our clients, supplementing items provided by the Mid-South Food Bank and the Mississippi Food Network, with things like milk, meat and fruit.”
Visit Oxford presented the Oxford Food Pantry with a check for $2,000 on Thursday at the Oxford Food Pantry (view photos and video).
To learn more about Visit Oxford, visit it’s website at VisitOxfordMS.com