Executive Director of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Kathleen Momme, joins us in the studio to tell us about Dine United OC. Event Committee Chairperson and Vice President of Embers Restaurant and Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar, Cole Taustin, also joins us.
Dine United OC is a summer competition between Ocean City restaurants that invite Eastern Shore locals and summer tourists to Ocean City, Md. to give back to the local community by doing what they already love to do – vacation, and enjoying all the wonderful places to eat and drink in OC.
The event benefits the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. The organization is the largest non-governmental source of funding for health and human services in our area, and the overwhelming majority of support comes from the generosity of local businesses, their employees and individual members of the community.
“100% of the proceeds go to the United Way to help provide educational, financial stability, and health programs,” Kathleen says.
Also, the funds stay right here on Delmarva. 100% of the funds stay local in the counties the United Way serves, which are Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset & Dorchester Counties.
Last year, they impacted 77,000 individuals through their programs, which is roughly 1 in 3 people on the Lower Shore.
Chef Latta with Embers Restaurant was in the DelamarvaLife kitchen making Chesapeake Bay Crab Melts. Check out the recipe here.
The competition is June 15 – Labor Day. Examples of a Dine United special would be a drink or an appetizer special where $1 goes to United Way. Some restaurants are doing a staff donation box as well.
To find out which OC restaurants are participating, go here.