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Mount Vernon Soup Kitchen Holding Benefit Dinner

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Sacred Heart Church is holding a fund-raiser on Thursday night with the proceeds going to support its soup kitchen.

The Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen was forced to close temporarily due to lack of donations and three incidents of vandalism. Representatives of the soup kitchen said that its goal is to raise $50,000 so it can reopen adding that it serves 72,000 meals per year.

Known as "A Taste of Mount Vernon," the fund-raiser will serve food and drinks from 20 local restaurants. For a minimum donation of $50, people will have a chance to sample food from eateries such as: Artuso's Bakery, Azul Restaurant, The Bayou Restaurant, BBQ Rib House, Buona Sera, Colonial Liquors, Dazzles, ,Fleetwood Bakery, Fleetwood Deli Café,Gloria's Bakery, Joe's Fleetwood Pizzeria, Phil's Meat & Grocery, Poppy's Deli, Spring Asian, and Yvonne House of Soul.

The event will take place at the church's soup kitchen, 115 S. 5th Ave. from 6 - 9 p.m. For more information contact Roberta or Jared Apuzzo at 914-668-1428 or by email .

Donations can be sent to Community Service Associates, Inc., 115 Sharpe Blvd. South, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, Attn: Roberta Apuzzo.

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