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Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor is one of the restaurants that participated in the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Feed A Family fundraiser.

Nearly 50 area restaurants will make it easier for people dining out to support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch via a fundraiser running Sunday through Sunday, July 30-Aug. 6.

The fundraiser, titled Feed a Family, allows diners at restaurants in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties to contribute by adding $5 to their check for the Community FoodBank.

“Adding $5 to your bill at any of the participating restaurants will allow the food bank to provide 15 meals for families in need in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties,” said Richard Uniacke, vice president of the branch.

Uniacke said those three counties have some of the highest rates of hunger in the state. 

“Summertime is the toughest season for food insecure children and their families because kids don’t have access to the healthy school meals they rely on,” he said.

“The food bank is serving nutritious summer meals to help fill the gap, but there’s much more to be done to eliminate hunger in our region. Feed a Family provides a simple way for South Jersey residents to support their struggling neighbors as they dine out with their families.”

The Iron Room in Atlantic City has pledged to match the amount raised, and The Crab Trap in Somers Point has donated $500 to kick off the fundraiser.

For more information see, call Renate Taylor at 609-383-8843, ext. 122, or email

Participating restaurants

Atlantic City: Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar; Dock’s Oyster House; Golden Nugget restaurants The Buffet, Chart House, Grotto Ristorante, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Michael Patrick’s Brasserie and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; Gordon Ramsey Pub & Grill; Guy Fieri’s Chophouse; Hard Rock Café; Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood; Iron Room; Knife and Fork Inn; Wonder Bar

Avalon: Bobby Dee’s Rock ’N Chair

Egg Harbor City: Leatherhead

Egg Harbor Township: Flat Stone Tavern & Grill, Sublime Seafood Co., A Touch of Italy

Galloway: Assaggio, Oyster Creek Inn, Romanelli’s Garden Café, Fred & Ethel’s, Smithville Inn

Linwood: Casaldi’s Cucina

Margate: Downbeach Deli & Restaurant, Essex Seafood Co., Junior’s Donuts & Dogs, Maynard’s Café, Steve & Cookies, Tomatoe’s;

Northfield: Carluccio’s Coal-Fired Pizza, Chido Burrito, The Spot, Valentina’s Trattoria Italiana

Ocean City: Island Grill

Somers Point: Charlie’s Bar and Restaurant, Smitty’s Clam Bar

Ventnor: Annette’s, Cardinal Bistro, Domenico’s, Lisa’s, Red Room Café, Sage, Tutto Fresco Italian Grill.

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