New River Valley eateries to assist homeless shelter April 25


The public is invited to dine out on Tuesday, April 25 to help provide shelter for those in need. On Dining Out for Shelter day, eighteen participating restaurants across the New River Valley will be donating a portion of their sales to support the efforts of To Our House to provide winter shelter for homeless men in the New River Valley and connect them with resources that lead to employment, more permanent housing and personal economic sustainability.

Over the past six housing seasons, 72 guests, including a number of veterans, have found more permanent housing and 53 have found employment while staying with To Our House.

Participating restaurants are listed below.

  • Blacksburg: Bollos Café & Bakery; Café de Bangkok; Gillies; Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries; Mellow Mushroom (5-9 p.m.); Moes Southwest Grill (5-8 pm); Next Door Bake Shop; Our Daily Bread Bakery & Bistro; Social House; The Cellar Restaurant; Zoës Kitchen (5-9 p.m.)

  • Christiansburg: Amelias Pizzeria & Restaurant

  • Radford: Crumb & Get It Cookie Company; El Charro Mexican Grill; Moes Southwest Grill (5-8 p.m.); Sals Italian Restaurant; Sharkeys Wing and Rib Company; The Radford Coffee Company.

For more information on how you can support To Our House, visit or contact or 382-6186.

— Submitted by Morris V. Fleischer