Verdant Joins Grand Buffet in Holiday Drives for Less Fortunate

Grand Buffet is one of my favorite local businesses for several reasons, and I’m happy to support them. The owner pours a lot of energy into important causes like community involvement and recycling cooking oil into biofuel. This year I was honored to help with their Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate, and will be teaming up again for a Christmas toy drive!

Their team did an astounding job with the dinner. Simply organizing an event of that scale is stunning, and they managed it all while open for regular business! They prepared food for 400 families in two hours with only three cooks in the kitchen – while serving their normal customers! For me personally, the event was especially timely, because it brought together an entire community. And with it came the reassurance that – despite impressions to the contrary from the news or social media – people still care about each other. Community involvement is the best way to remind ourselves that we are all more alike than different, and that common ground can bring us together with greater force than differences can divide.

If you’re local to the Southeastern Indiana / Greater Cincinnati region and would like the help with the upcoming toy drive, there are a number of ways to contribute:

  1. Purchase gift certificates until Saturday, December 10th. Gift certificates make great stocking stuffers, and the proceeds will be used to purchase toys for children – so you’re really giving two gifts at once
  2. Bring new, unwrapped toys to the store through Monday, December 12th
  3. Volunteer at the Dearborn County Clearinghouse: (812) 926-1198
  4. Help distribute toys on December 20th

Many of the same community members will be joining forces again – and you’re invited to join us! There are 800 local children who might not have a gift to open this holiday season without our intervention. If you’re able to contribute, or would like to purchase a gift certificate, please contact Kevin – the owner of Grand Buffet – at (812) 537-9598.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

Matt Miles

Owner / Principal Engineer