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Two Chances for Eating Well While Doing Good

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wo separate events are donating their proceeds this week to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, a non-profit organization that serves 300,000 meals to the hungry every day.

Hickman's Family Farms has challenged local restaurants and culinary students to create a tasty "Egg on Top" dish; one dollar of each dish sold will go to St. Mary's. Hickman's will then match the one dollar donation and give each "Egg on Top" customer a coupon for a dozen free eggs.

Some restaurants involved in the fundraiser challenge are Christopher's, Eddie's House, Barrio Café, Petite Maison, Tarbell's and Humble Pie. A panel of celebrity judges will decide which restaurant has the best dish, but you can try them for yourself from October 23 to November 22.

Chef Eddie Matney of Eddie's House is also offering gift certificates to customers who donate food at his restaurant to St. Mary's food bank. The gift certificates match one pound with one dollar, so the more you give, the more you'll get at Eddie's House.

Donations will be accepted from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each night until Saturday. All unopened, non-perishable items will be accepted, although the items in most demand include canned and dried beans, canned fish and meats, canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter, pasta, juice, soup, cereal and rice.

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