Restaurant Week serves up donation to local organization

By Sam Gaddes
By Amy Lipman

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 11:57 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The results are in for March's Restaurant Week, which turned out to be the most profitable yet for local restaurants and the community.

Participating restaurants served 18,617 meals during the event, and simultaneously made $7,259 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton.

Mary Beth Smith, executive director of the local Boys and Girls Clubs, said the organization was thankful to be picked for the donation this year.

"It means so much to the Boys and Girls Club and the children that we serve," Smith said. "We are so happy and so grateful and very thankful to be a part of this event. And we truly appreciate all the hard work time and effort."

Smith said the money will help provide resources for children.

"They appreciate the littlest things," she said. "You know, the new box of crayons, the new pencils, the new paper, new games."

This was Binghamton's seventh restaurant week. A total of 23 restaurants participated this spring by offering three-course lunches and dinners for discounted prices.

The Lost Dog Café and Little Venice Restaurant organized the event.

This fall's Restaurant Week is scheduled for Sept. 17-26.