Skip A Side At Cantina, Help MANNA Food Bank

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Skip A Side At Cantina, Help MANNA Food Bank

Vote To Expand Cantina’s “Skip A Side” Program

If you’ve been a patron of Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village, you know the portions are plentiful. Each entree comes with two sides. Did you know you have the option of telling your server to “skip” one or both sides to help Manna Food Bank?

The Skip A Side program was developed by the Coggiola family, the Cantina’s owners. When taking an order, the serving staff simply asks, “do you wish to ‘skip a side’ and be nice with your rice?” The Cantina then donates $2 to Manna. With each side dish skipped, Manna can provide seven meals.

So far, the Cantina has provided more than 200,000 meals in an eight county area of North Carolina. That is one meal for every person that requested assistance last year.

You can vote during USA Today’s “A Community Thrives” program to earn a $100,000 grant to expand the Skip A Side program to restaurants all over the state, and eventually the nation. That’s the delicious beauty of Skip A Side. It’s easy to replicate in any restaurant. Your vote can help vote to expand the program here.

Ken Ulmer

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