We believe in the power of community; the importance of supporting each other and working together to build each other up and to thrive. Feed the Force was established in 2016 at a time where we felt that our police, those that serve our community and keep us safe, needed our support more than ever before.
Feed the Force is an event that we created for restaurants within our community and beyond to show appreciation to the local law enforcement that protects them. Our goal is to strengthen support for our law enforcement by recognizing the positive impact police have on the community. We encourage restaurants to offer free meals to officers in uniform the 1st Sunday and Monday in September. These officers deserve our support and this is an opportunity for our community to give back and say thank you for their service.
Feed the Force also serves to raise awareness and funds for the Raleigh Police Department’s chosen charity, The 200 Club of Wake County, an organization that provides immediate financial help to families of fallen police officers. 100% of any donations made to Feed the Force will go to The 200 Club of Wake County.
Any restaurant, anywhere, that is willing to provide free meals to uniformed officers on the 1st Sunday & Monday in September can participate. You can find more information, a sharable flyer, and participation resources at www.feedtheforce.org.
We did not have any expectations when we created Feed the Force but we hoped that it could grow into something substantial enough to really make an impact and, thanks to everyone involved, it did just that. We were blown away by the overwhelming response we received from the community. We had restaurants ready to jump on board, people eager to volunteer and help spread the word, and supporters enthusiastically contributing to the cause. Together, we built this idea into an event, with a total of 124 restaurants all across North Carolina participating our 1st year.
We were beyond thrilled to have such a great group of restaurants participating and we look forward to future growth so that we can continue to share with officers throughout North Carolina and beyond what amazing support they have from their communities.
We invite you to join in our efforts, spread the word and encourage your neighboring restaurants to take part. The further we take this, the bigger impact we can make.