The Schooner Restaurant & Lounge’s annual Thanksgiving benefit for the Food Bank of Oregon – Tillamook County Services will be different this year. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions last year and to give employees the chance to be with their families during the holiday season, the actual Thanksgiving event is being canceled.
Instead of not hosting the event for Thanksgiving, The Schooner decided to dedicate a special menu for the entire month of November that includes an appetizer, starter, pizza, dessert and a specialty cocktail. The sale of any of these items will directly benefit the Food Bank of Oregon – Tillamook County Services with 100% of the proceeds going.
“Monetary donations will, of course, always be accepted and our fundraising efforts outside the restaurant will intensify as we continue to gain support and recognition from community members and local businesses, such as the creamery, ”said general manager Lexie Fields. “We have invited other restaurants, bars and food trucks to join us in our efforts to organize a similar event to make it a community-wide opportunity to support this crucial organization. “
The schooner was able to raise over $ 28,000 last year by handing out Thanksgiving take-out meals and is confident that she can make an equally big impact this year with the support of the community.
The Schooner Restaurant & Lounge is located at 2065 NW Boat Basin Road in Netarts.