March 11, 2014 - (RestaurantNews.com) - Daphne's California Greek, with its unique menu that fuses Mediterranean, Greek and California flavors in 50 restaurants in California and Colorado, raised more than $5,054 for three Feeding America affiliates in Southern California through its inaugural "Spoon It Forward" charitable program.
For every cup of its popular Lemon Chicken Soup sold on "Souper Sundays" in February, Daphne's pledged to donate the equivalent dollar amount to Feeding America San Diego, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
"It is always gratifying knowing that our fans love our Lemon Chicken Soup, but it is even more meaningful that our soup was the foundation of program that will underwrite the cost of hundreds of meals for our hungry and homeless," said Vicki Finley, Marketing Manager, Daphne's California Greek. "We appreciate that our guests helped us make the Spoon It Forward initiative such a great success the first time out."
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is San Diego's largest hunger-relief organization, distributing more than 23 million pounds of food within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the county. FASD works closely with more than 160 partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 73,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy, and education, FASD is committed to building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. To learn more about Feeding America San Diego and its hunger-relief initiatives, visit feedingamericasd.org.
Second Harvest Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in Orange County. Second Harvest distributes more than 18 million pounds of nutritious food to 200,000 our neighbors in need through a network of more than 340 local community partners in 480 locations. Learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank's work in the community – and how you can help – at FeedOC.org.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank currently distributes more than 1 million pounds of food a week – the equivalent of 830,000 meals. One million individuals including 400,000 children and seniors depend on these meals. To learn more about our efforts towards the fight against hunger please visit us at lafoodbank.org.
With 50 restaurants in California, and Colorado, Daphne's California Greek offers Mediterranean-inspired, California fare made with high quality ingredients and a focus on more nourishing and healthful options. Daphne's menu takes its inspiration from health-conscious consumers who desire quality, flavorful foods that can also fuel their active and full lifestyles. The menu includes specialty salads, flatbread pizzas, pita sandwiches, and grilled seafood complemented with flavorful sides such as a spicy Fire Feta dip, roasted veggies, and savory tabouli. Most menu items fall under 700 calories and can be customized to accommodate low-fat, low-carb, high protein diets as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.
More information is available at www.daphnes.biz. Consumers can "like" Daphne's Facebook page to receive updates on community activities, specials and new menu items.
California Greek™, a term coined by Daphne's, represents a new genre of food: Fresh California cuisine influenced by Greek and Mediterranean flavors and dishes.