NEW HARTFORD, NY – Get a meal. Give a meal.
That was the theme Tuesday evening at the Texas Roadhouse on Commercial Drive in New Hartford.
Customers who mentioned that they were dining to support the Rescue Mission of Utica, had a portion of their bill donated to the rescue mission.
That applied to takeout orders as well.
Utica Rescue Mission Executive Director Wendy Goetz said the donations are especially needed this time of year.
“Most of our donations come in around Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Easter is a reasonably good time for donations too. During the summer months, our donations do kind of fall off a bit, so this will help us out going towards the summer months.”
Last year the Utica Rescue Mission served over 150,000 meals to homeless and underprivileged individuals throughout the area.
They also provided academic and job skills training to over 200 men and women at their learning center.