Dining out for charity

  • Every Wednesday, the Woodbound Inn does a family-friendly dinner buffet, with $3 from each meal going to benefit an area non-profit organization. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Every Wednesday, the Woodbound Inn does a family-friendly dinner buffet, with $3 from each meal going to benefit an area non-profit organization. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Every Wednesday, the Woodbound Inn does a family-friendly dinner buffet, with $3 from each meal going to benefit an area non-profit organization. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Every Wednesday, the Woodbound Inn does a family-friendly dinner buffet, with $3 from each meal going to benefit an area non-profit organization. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Every Wednesday, the Woodbound Inn does a family-friendly dinner buffet, with $3 from each meal going to benefit an area nonprofit organization. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/3/2019 11:36:59 AM

Rindge’s Woodbound Inn has embarked on a philanthropy campaign aimed at helping out area nonprofits.

Every Wednesday, the Inn’s restaurant hosts a family-friendly buffet dinner where $3 from every meal goes to a pre-selected nonprofit organization.

“We don’t make any money on the buffet, but that’s not what this day represents,” Innkeeper Rudy Rosalez said. “We wanted to find a way to reach the local community… we do it out of the kindness of our hearts.”

Rosalez said the Grove at the Woodbound Inn has always done a Wednesday buffet, but it was decided last August to turn the evening into a fundraising opportunity.

Every two weeks, a new organization becomes the beneficiary of the evening. So many non-profits have tried to be part of the program that the Inn has already booked the next eight months worth of Wednesday buffets, Rosalez said.

“I just received a request from Winchendon, right over the border. We’re not going to discriminate – we will take all causes,” Rosalez said.

Since November, around $5,000 has been raised for non-profits including Reality Check, Touchstone Farm, Tiny Tummies, and the Jaffrey Fire Department.

“A lot of people have been supportive. It’s really important [to have fundraising efforts like these] because we like to give back,” said Tim Weston, president of the Rindge Veteran’s Association – the beneficiary of the evening the past two Wednesdays.

Weston said money from events like these allow the association to help local veterans and to give out scholarships to local high school student.

Rosalez said the evening has also become a good way for the Woodbound Inn to show off its menu to the community at large.

“When people think about an inn, they think of a nice fancy dinner. We try to cater to the everyday family,” Rosalez said. “The benefit to the business is it gets people that haven’t been to the Woodbound here.”

The buffet runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is $14 a person. Check the Inn’s Facebook page for menus as they change weekly.

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com.


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