Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Food Philanthropy: Dinner On Us

photo by  Bill Hughes

I read about Dinner On Us in the May 2012 issue of Desert Companion magazine.  Wow!  What a neat organization!

Dinner On Us hosts a dinner at Las Vegas Rescue Mission (480 W. Bonanza Road) on the first Saturday of every month.   Founder Giovanna Raccosta's goal is to elevate the dining experience for the most challenged in our communities.  They are the homeless, the addicted, the unfortunate...those who're barely surviving on our streets and require assistance from places like the Mission, which provides food, counseling, shelter and emergency support.

A meal by Dinner On Us is much more than a way to take in calories; it's a way to feed the spirit as well as the body with homemade dishes that celebrate international cuisine, fresh flowers and entertainment.  The all-volunteer organization apparently delivers a dining experience on a par with the nicest restaurants on the Strip.

I've reached out Ms. Raccosta to see how I can help.  Want to join me? Email her at for details on the next event.

1 comment:

  1. This is a really neat idea. I'd be interested to learn more about it too.