food drive donation

The Duncan location of Rib Crib is joining in their corporation’s contest, a contest which will bring some prestige to the restaurant but also will benefit two local non-profits. 

The competition is a non-perishable food drive which locally will help Christian Helping Hands and hopefully, according to Brandi Rhodes, assistant general manager, help the Beautiful Day Foundation as well. 

Rhodes said the challenge is part and parcel of the culture of Rib Crib.  

“Rib Crib, since I’ve been with the company, they have always been really big into ‘community, community, community’ and they want us to take part in our community that we’re in,” she said. “I’m from Duncan, so of course my community is already important to me but what they did is they sent out a contest that said what we’re going to do is collect food [for] a local charity of your choice and whoever brings in the most [canned] goods or non-perishable items —  wins an award. We’ll get a plaque for our store, but then we get to choose a charity of our choice to donate a monetary donation to.” 

Rhodes said the company was going to compare the number of donated items to a percentage of their sales for that time period, to help make the playing field more level between stores, some of which are in smaller locations. 

“It’s to make it fair for everyone because we have 61 locations,” she said.

The drive is going on until Oct. 9, there is a box set up for the drive in the lobby. 

“They can just drop off cans they don’t necessarily have to eat here, we’d love it if they did,” Rhodes said. “I have been offering [a deal] if you bring in five canned goods, you can get a free cheese fry, it’s limited one, per table.” 

Rhodes hopes they win, because it would help not only Christian Helping Hands but also the Beautiful Day Foundation.

“We get to help two [organizations] if we win, we get to help Beautiful Day, that’s the charity that we chose to help because it’s close to my heart. I have kids and I just think — what they are doing and how it’s affected Stephens County has been amazing and phenomenal,” she said. “We decided we wanted to help Christian Helping Hands because they feed all of Stephens County — they feed Jefferson County, they help so many families.  And, with it being so close to the holidays we just kind of thought it was a win-win for everybody. Everybody wins in this situation. We win because we are out in the community, helping people, then no matter what Christian Helping Hands is going to win because they are going to get food for their food pantry. And if we win, Beautiful Day wins and they’ll get a check to help continue their ministry.” 

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week and is located at 2303 N Highway 81. 

For more information about the drive, call the restaurant at (580) 786-4027.