82 Queen to feed the need of the Lowcountry

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On January 6th, 82 Queen will prepare and serve 400 meals at the Neighborhood House downtown as part of the ongoing ‘Charleston Chefs Feed the Need’ coalition.

This new program began in March of 2009 and is the first organized relief effort in the nation in which meals are prepared and served by the local hospitality industry throughout the entire year. With the direction of the Lowcountry Food Bank, a total of 52 local restaurants, caterers and hoteliers have provided meals each Wednesday since April to four area nonprofits that have desperately needed help this year.

Here's more from the press release:

"82 Queen is happy to be a part of this movement to give back to the community through the 'Feed the Need' program”, said 82 Queen’s Proprietor, Steve Kish. “We have been community minded for 28 years and 82 Queen is pleased to continue that effort and offer our service.”

Nestled in downtown’s historic French Quarter, 82 Queen is known for its gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine. Consistently called-on as a favorite destination for both locals and visitors alike, Southern Living Magazine’s readers have awarded 82 Queen their ‘Best City Restaurant’ for three consecutive years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch are offered all year-long, along with an award-winning wine list. The quaint interior and patio seating areas are perfect for all occasions - from a cozy and relaxed meal with a loved-one to holiday office gatherings.

82 Queen will be serving at the Neighborhood House from noon to 1 p.m. on January 6th. Located at 77 America Street, the house has served the Charleston community since 1915 when it was established as a social service center and home nursing outreach by the Sisters and St. Francis Xavier Hospital. The Neighborhood House has met the needs of the local community by providing emergency services, community organization, health services, and an educational center for young boys and a “haven of hope” within the neighborhood.

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