Second Harvest Food Bank
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2013
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Drago Cvitanovich 91st Birthday Celebration to Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
WHO: The Cvitanovich Family, Owners of Drago’s Restaurants and Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
WHAT: Tommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago’s and his family will celebrate the 91st birthday of its founder, Drago Cvitanovich this year with a special fundraiser that will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. The event will be held at Drago’s Restaurant in Metairie and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank to lead the fight against hunger in south Louisiana. The restaurant is also offering a “to-go” pick up station where orders may be placed from a special “Family Meals-To-Go” bulk to-go menu offerings so that families can enjoy Sunday dinner together. In addition to the sales on 7/14, Drago’s will also collect private donations at the restaurant received the week before and the week after the event.
The Family-To-Go Menu includes the following options:
Drago’s Famous Charbroiled Oysters $11.95 Half Dozen, $17.95 Dozen
Shrimp Po-Boy $12.00
Spring Salad Mix – Fresh assorted greens tossed with candied walnuts, cranberries, bleu cheese and a sweet and spicy vinaigrette. $28.00 (Feeds 6-8 people)
Crab Meat Mediterranean Salad –Crisp romaine tossed with a light vinaigrette and Italian cheese-style dressing, then topped with jumbo, lumped crabmeat. $36.00 (Feeds 6-8 people)
Seafood Pasta – Shrimp and crabmeat cooked in a delicate cream sauce with angel hair pasta and sprinkled with fresh Parmesan and Romano cheese. $49.00(Feeds 6-8 people)
Pasta Jambalaya - Fresh Gulf shrimp, chicken and Tasso in a hearty Cajun sauce tossed with pasta, derived from the traditional jambalaya. $49.00(Feeds 6-8 people)
WHEN: Sunday, July 14 – 10 am – 3 pm
WHERE: Drago’s Restaurant
3232 N. Arnoult Road
WHY: One in eight people in Louisiana struggle with hunger. One in five children (18 and younger) in Louisiana is food insecure.
Second Harvest serves approximately 263,000 people through 240 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes – from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. In any given week, nearly 42,000 people access emergency food services through Second Harvest Food Bank member agencies.
About Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant officially opened in February 1969. Owners Drago and Klara Cvitanovich are part of a close-knit Croatian community that has thrived in New Orleans, since the 1800’s. The Metairie location is now run by their son Tommy, who was responsible for opening the family’s second location at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. This location offers the same delicious menu items, including the dish that made the restaurant famous, Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters. For more information on the Drago’s tradition, menu and commitment to community giving, visit www.dragosrestaurant.com.
About Second Harvest Food Bank:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving the people of south Louisiana by leading the fight against hunger through food distribution, education, advocacy and disaster response. Annually, Second Harvest serves approximately 263,000 people through 253 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes – from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. In any given week, nearly 42,000 people access emergency food services through Second Harvest Food Bank member agencies.
Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America, and a United Way Partner Agency. To learn more or donate food, money or time, please visit www.no-hunger.org. Follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/2ndHarvestGNOA or fan us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/2ndHarvestGNOA.
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