Knoxville Restaurant Week kicks off, raises money for Second Har

Knoxville Restaurant Week kicks off, raises money for Second Harvest Food Bank

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All week long, restaurants like Northshore Brasserie are serving specially crafted three-course meals for a set price of either $25 or $35. All week long, restaurants like Northshore Brasserie are serving specially crafted three-course meals for a set price of either $25 or $35.
Second Harvest counts on the money raised through Knoxville Restaurant week to help them feed the hungry in East Tennessee. Second Harvest counts on the money raised through Knoxville Restaurant week to help them feed the hungry in East Tennessee.
They're encouraging everyone to go out and visit one of the participating restaurants over the next week. They're encouraging everyone to go out and visit one of the participating restaurants over the next week.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - One of the tastiest fundraisers of the year is now officially underway.

Knoxville Restaurant Week kicked off Sunday and runs through Friday, March 7.

More than 30 Knoxville restaurants are taking part in the 4th annual event, which raises money for Second Harvest Food Bank.

All week long, restaurants like Northshore Brasserie are serving specially crafted three-course meals for a set price of either $25 or $35.

$5 from each one of those meals they sell is going directly to Second Harvest.

Second Harvest counts on the money raised through Knoxville Restaurant week to help them feed the hungry in East Tennessee.

"Last year we grossed about $40,000 for this event. It's really exciting for us," said Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Elaine Streno. "There's a lot of meals provided through Knoxville Restaurant Week."

Second Harvest provides more than one million meals a month to the needy across 18 counties.

Every dollar raised this week will pay for three of those.

"We need the support of the community and we appreciate the support of these restaurants," said Streno.

Participating restaurants say they're are excited to be involved.

"I think it's good to give back to the community. Give back as much as we possibly can," said Lucas Trombley, sous chef at Northshore Brasserie.

They're encouraging everyone to go out and visit one of the participating restaurants over the next week.

"We've got 30 plus restaurants that are committed to helping feed the hungry, and at the same time, the community can take advantage of a great deal and a great meal," said Streno.

For a full list of the restaurants taking part this year, including a look at their special menus, visit Knoxville Restaurant Week's website.

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