Raleigh Restaurant to Host Ukraine Benefit Dinner
RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A local restaurant in Raleigh will host a family-style Ukrainian dinner on June 23 to feed those displaced by the Russian war in Ukraine.
Vidrio, a Mediterranean-style restaurant, will donate all proceeds to World Central Kitchen. The Vidrio Dinner will kick off a series of fundraising events in July at each of LM Restaurants locations.
After watching media coverage of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vidrio’s executive chef, Saif Rahman, was moved to turn one of the restaurant’s monthly Taste of the Mediterranean dinners into an event to support the Ukrainian people. .
“I wanted to do something to help. What I can do is cook a meal to support World Central Kitchen’s efforts in Ukraine,” Rahman said. “I am proud to have worked for World Central Kitchen for a year after the earthquake in Haiti. I consider their work to stand up against hunger and suffering and create more empathy in the world.
The father-daughter owners of LM Restaurants, Lou and Amber Moshakos, decided to organize events to raise funds for Ukraine in their 37 restaurants.
“We can no longer sit idly by and let people go hungry,” said Lou Moshakos, founder and owner of the company. “We fully support and admire the work of World Central Kitchen, especially in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Together, we can have a meaningful impact on our global community through food and hospitality.
Vidrio’s family dinner of Ukrainian dishes will cost $150 per person. The dinner will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 23. Customers can book a ticket here.