The following information was submitted to Crofton Patch by Lea Hurt.
Answering the call to “eat a great meal and support a great school,” over 150 people flocked to Roundz Gourmet Market for a dining out night Monday to benefit Crofton Elementary School. Chef Zachary Pope, owner of Roundz and Crofton Elementary parent, offered a special buffet menu and donated ten percent of the proceeds to the school.
“One of my goals when I opened Roundz Gourmet Market last November was to support the surrounding community…which is my home," Pope said. "You can’t get more community-centered than helping a local elementary school. We were so happy to see all the parents and children in here tonight. We want to provide families fresh, healthy meals they can enjoy together.”
Crofton Elementary PTA vice president Lisa Hogan believes this type of event is win-win for the school and community.
“This event is great because it provides parents with a family meal, supports a local business and gives back to our school. We are so happy that Chef Pope is willing to do this.”