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In this month of giving, Eat Here Brands’ Jackson area restaurants, Babalu and Table 100, have been on a mission to give back to the local community.

Throughout the month of December, anyone who brings in five or more cans of food for Stewpot Community Services to Babalu or Table 100 receives a $10 gift card to be redeemed at the restaurant.  “We are in the business of feeding people and so is Stewpot,” said Bill Latham of Eat Here Brands. “It was a partnership that made sense.”

But that’s not all.  During the week leading up to Christmas, Eat Here Brands will be giving ten percent of gift card sales to The Mustard Seed and Friends of Children’s Hospital.

Friends of Children’s Hospital is a support organization for The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and meets a wide range of needs from donating to capitol campaigns, decorating the lobby areas at Christmas, partially funding activity rooms and helping build the public’s awareness of the need to support Batson Children’s Hospital. Because of Friends, the continued growth of services for Mississippi’s children is made possible.

“Friends of Children’s Hospital is deeply grateful to receive a portion of the funds raised through gift card sales during the holidays at Babalu and Table 100,” says Melanie Schade, Friends Project Manager. “Friends was founded to promote and support Batson Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the state of Mississippi.  We are always so thrilled when local businesses support our children’s hospital, especially during the holiday season when so many children will be hospitalized and away from their homes for the holidays.  Thank you to all the donors who help make this donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital possible.”

The Mustard Seed was established to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual needs of adults with developmental disabilities by providing a loving and protected Christian community with meaningful activities that allow the participants to fulfill the potential that God has created within them.

“The Mustard Seed is extremely grateful for the support we receive from our community,” said Del Harrington, Director of Community Relations. “The more we raise for our ministry, the more we are able to serve adults with developmental disabilities.”

The people of Eat Here Brands are the ones behind Babalu Tacos & Tapas, Table 100 and Interim Restaurant & Bar locations in the Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson, Miss. areas as well as Five Guys Burgers & Fries locations in Mississippi. Eat Here Brands is focused on providing unique and exceptional dining experiences to the communities they serve.

Update: Eat Here Brands made a check presentation on January 30, 2014, in the amount of $2,500. In their third year of giving, the company has thus far contributed $12,000 through this holiday program (photo).

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