Eating in instead of going out could help families put healthy food on the table this spring.
This May, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children is helping to bring fresh food from local farms to North Philly residents with budgets that don't always allow healthy food to make it to their tables.
The Foundation is encouraging people to take one night to dine in with friends and family and donate the money they would have spent on a nice dinner to provide nutritious food to underprivileged families.
They are calling the program "Dine in, Help Out."
North Philly is the second hungriest neighborhood in the country, the poorest neighborhood in Pa. and among the 10 poorest places in America, making it difficult for residents to afford good food for their families, according to St. Christopher's.
The program has already received the support from NBC Philadelphia's own General Manager Dennis Bianchi, Philadelphia Media Network’s Greg Osberg, Montgomery McCracken’s Steve Madva and even renowned Iron Chef Jose Garces.
"I couldn't think of a better cause right now," said Garces.
To show your support, you can make a donation on the Foundation website or attend or organize a “Dine in” next month with friends and family.