Dine for the purpose of helping homeless families during Family Dinner Week: a benefit for The Maclellan Shelter for Families.
Family Dinner Week will kick off in Chattanooga on Sunday, May 5 through Mother’s Day (May 12),and officials are encouraging families to dine together at four local restaurants during the week in effort to support homeless families in transition at The Maclellan Shelter for Families.
Restaurants participating in Family Dinner Week include:
Chicken with Bones
6227 Lee Highway, #119
301 Cherokee Boulevard
State of Confusion
301 E. Main Street
1444 Market Street
“We are truly grateful for the generous support of restaurants who are participating in Family Dinner Week,” said Jens Christensen, president & CEO of the Community Kitchen. “Whether patronizing these locally owned eateries for breakfast, lunch or dinner, please be intentional where you dine between May 5-12, as a percentage of every meal will support The Maclellan Shelter for Families.”
The Maclellan Shelter for Families, the first shelter of its kind in Chattanooga, opened its doors in 2014 and it features 13 units with 64 beds. "Other emergency shelters have gender restrictions that result in many intact families being separated," officials said. "As a result, fathers with young daughters and mothers with young sons were separated, sometimes those as young as six years old. To date, nearly 500 families, comprised of more than 1,500 men, women and children have called The Maclellan Shelter for Families home."
For more information about Family Dinner Week, call 423-756-4222 or visit the Community Kitchen’s Facebook page.