Annual ‘Dine Out to Help Out’ fundraiser 
provides meals for Northeast NC – OBX Today

Annual 'Dine Out to Help Out' fundraiser 
provides meals for Northeast NC - OBX Today

 The week of June 3rd  – 9th, residents and visitors in northeast North Carolina and along the Outer Banks are invited to take part in Food Bank of the Albemarle’s “Dine Out to Help Out”. The annual fundraising event is made possible by the support of participating restaurants across the Food Bank’s 15-county service area. 

“The funds raised through this hunger-relief initiative will help provide nutritious meals to our neighbors across our region,” said Liz Reasoner, Executive Director of Food Bank of the Albemarle. “We encourage patrons to thank their server and restaurant during the week of June 3rd  – 9th, for their support of Food Bank of the Albemarle through this incredible event.”

According to the latest data from Feeding America’s Annual “Map the Meal Gap” study, food insecurity in our region has spiked significantly. The number of food-insecure neighbors has increased from 36,000 to over 43,000 (14.7% of the population, 1 in 7 people). The study also included an alarming increase in childhood hunger, with 1 in 4 children.

Each participating restaurant has agreed to donate a percentage of the revenue generated on one day of their choosing during the week of June 3rd  – 9th. All proceeds raised through this fundraising event benefit the Food Bank of the Albemarle in support of hunger relief programs across the region.

New restaurants are added weekly. Visit the Food Bank’s website at for the latest updates. For more information, please contact Brian Gray, Communications & Volunteer Manager at 252-335-4035, ext. 113 or via email at

Participating restaurants for 2024:


Grub Brothers Eatery

The Bank Bistro 


Taylor’s Oak Restaurant


Waterman’s Grill 

Edenton Bay Trading Co. 

309 Bistro & Spirits


Treehouse Cafe

Jolly Roger

Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar

OBX Popcorn Shoppe Dare

Firetender Stone Oven  

Stack ’em High Pancakes & So Forth  


Captain D’s – Elizabeth City

Cypress Creek Grill

Montero’s Restaurant

Muddy Waters Coffeehouse

Panera Bread

The Nicholson House

Albemarle Plantation

Tommy’s Pizza & Family Restaurant

Dine Out to Help Out is generously sponsored by: 

Premier  Sponsor:
Food Lion

Platinum Sponsor: TowneBank Towne Insurance

Gold Sponsors: Coldwell Banker – Seaside Realty; Global Recruiters Elizabeth City; Mile One Cares (Hall Automotive); Revelle Builders

Partner Sponsors: Carolina Designs Realty; First Bank; NUCOR; Whichard Woolard & Mitchell