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VALPARAISO — Pines Village Retirement Communities welcomes the public to join them on Tuesday at their Campbell St. Cafe for a spaghetti dinner fundraising event for fellow nonprofit, Hilltop Food Pantry.

Last month, Hilltop lost half of their stock due to flooding. With serving the community always top of mind for residents and staff at Pines Village, we wanted to step up and assist the Hilltop Food Pantry and the 600 Valpo residents they serve each month.

When Pines Village CEO, Laurie Mullet reached out to Hilltop Neighborhood House’s CEO, Jennifer Wright about setting up the fundraiser, Wright was excited to attend the event. Wright stressed that Hilltop is trying to delay food donations until they have a new location secured. “We know our community members want to assist further," Mullet said. “Jennifer and her team are creating a wish list for Hilltop Food Pantry and we're planning to share it with guests the night of the event. We’re hoping Hilltop will be ready for donations then."

Pines Village will open their Campbell St. Cafe, l4245 Meridian Woods Drive, for three different dining times, 4:30, 5:15 and 6 p.m. The cost per meal is $8. Dine-in and carry-out will be available at each of the different dining times. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call Pines Village at 219-465-1591 to make a reservation

Dinner will include spaghetti with the choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, classic tossed salad with dressing, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. Dine-in and carry-out guests should be prepared to pay for their meals at the door.

“Hilltop just had an anonymous donor offer to match all donations dollar-for-dollar,” Wright said. “We can’t thank those who have already offered help enough, Valpo is such a wonderful community." All of the funds raised at this event will be donated to the Hilltop Food Pantry to help them rebuild what was lost during the flooding earlier this month.


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