Local restaurant giving back to Kettering kids Friday and Saturday

Christopher's Restaurant tucked away in Woodman Plaza on Dorothy Lane in Kettering has announced that it will be helping the Kettering Backpack program, which helps feed kids in our community.

On Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, the restaurant will be donating 5% of all sales (carryout and delivery, excluding meal delivery sales) and 10% of any gift card purchases to the program.

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Additionally, their delivery drivers are donating 50% of all tips they receive.

According to the website, the Kettering Backpack Program will continue distributing food to students in need for the duration of the time they are not in school.

Kettering City Schools began distribution of weekday breakfasts and lunches to students on March 23.

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The Kettering Backpack Program utilizes essential employees from the Kettering City Schools and the City of Kettering on Fridays to distribute nutritious food to students to sustain them over the weekend. Every week, students receive individual servings of fruit cups, pudding, vegetables, cereal, applesauce, microwavable ravioli, mac and cheese and 100% real fruit juice. Learn more about the program at www.ketteringbackpack.org.

If you are thinking about ordering to feed yourself and help feed some of the community's children at the same time, Christopher's Restaurant has created a new tab on their website, www.christophers.biz, to order food. They have taken a few of the favorite dishes from their regular menu and packaged them for dinners for four or more.

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Options include: 
• Beef Stew Family Dinner: Pot roast stew, mashed potatoes, green beans served with salads and biscuits. $44. If you pre-order this meal by 3:30 p.m. and pick up you will received 10% off the total price for a total of $39.60.
• Chicken & Noodle Dinner: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green bean sserved with salads and biscuits. $44. If you pre-order this meal by 3:30 p.m. and pick up you will received 10% off the total price for a total of $39.60.
• Spaghetti Dinner Family Dinner: Pasta for four, marinara sauce, salad and garlic toast. Price: $28. Substitute Meat sauce for an additional $5 and add meat balls (approximately 24) for an additional $10.
• Fish Dinner: Eight pieces of beer-battered cod, with fries, salad and homemade biscuits. $40 for four, $60 for six and $80 for eight servings.

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