Cville Restaurant Offering Cut of Profits to City Schoolyard Garden

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville restaurant is helping fill a budget gap for a healthy eating program in city schools.

Sticks Kebob Shop is donating 10 percent of profits every Saturday this month to the City Schoolyard Garden.

The program's seven gardens allow students to get hands-on experience growing fresh foods and learning skills for healthy living.

“We've really admired the work these guys have done with CSG, and we felt their mission really aligns with ours in promoting healthy eating in Charlottesville,” Bill Hamilton, co-owner of Sticks Kebob Shops.

“It's a great opportunity to come somewhere to have a healthy lunch with your family or friends, and also be helping your neighborhood gardens,” said Emily Axelbaum, garden educator with CSG.

The City Schoolyard Garden is trying to fill a $40,000 budget gap for the school year. You can visit the Sticks on Preston Avenue or at Pantops to support the program.