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Senior center looking to benefit from KC Restaurant Week

Posted at 6:38 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 08:17:00-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For 10 days, people in the metro can dine at some of the area's most popular restaurants for an affordable price.

Kansas City Restaurant Week starts Jan. 10 with 167 participating establishments donating 10 percent of sales to benefit charity.

This year, The Don Bosco Centers will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event.

Senior center director Anne Miller said the organization relies on fundraising and government money, and Restaurant Week will help the organization meet their goals.

"We have experienced, over the past two years, some very serious funding cuts. We still need to feed people. It's got to be good quality, it's got to be proper nutrition, and so we're having to do a lot of fundraising to make ends meet to serve the growing number of folks that depend on us for nutritious meals," Miller explained.

Miller added that many of the senior citizens served at The Don Bosco Senior Center are low-income and live off of social security. She said 150 people are served meals each day during the week, and 250 are served through Meals on Wheels.

A winter storm during the first weekend of Restaurant Week is expected to bring ice and snow to the metro. It's something Miller hopes doesn't stop people from supporting businesses and the charity that benefits the senior center.

"Hopefully people do get out, especially to some neighborhood restaurants and bars and grills that are not too far. So we're hoping that this doesn't make a negative impact if the storm is really what they're predicting," she said.

Kansas City Restaurant Week runs until Jan. 19. More information on the event can be found on the event website.