The Public Square

Nick Quealy-Gainer on Share A Meal with Community Shares


My name is Nick Quealy-Gainer and I am asking people to join us for the 8th annual Share A Meal with Community Shares, next Tuesday, April 26th at restaurants around Champaign-Urbana. Proceeds from the event will benefit Community Shares of Illinois to help support over 70 member non-profit organizations, including 11 in Champaign County, working to address issues such as affordable housing, hunger, health care, civil rights and more.

People can come out and enjoy a great meal with family and friends and give back to the community at the same time.

Six restaurants in Champaign-Urbana will donate 20-30% of their sales to Community Shares and its member organizations.

This year, our restaurants include:

-Siam Terrace in Urbana for dinner -Milo's in Urbana for dinner -Great Impasta in Urbana for lunch & dinner -Black Dog Smoke & Ale House in Urbana for lunch & dinner -Farren's Pub & Eatery in Champaign for dinner, and -My Thai in Champaign for lunch & dinner

If you were already going to eat out that day, we're just asking you to choose to dine at one of these great local restaurants. And if you weren't planning to eat out, you should skip cooking and have a nice meal cooked for you while you support a great cause.

Share A Meal is sponsored by Community Shares of Illinois along with First Midwest Bank, Illinois American Water, Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates and Fasprint.

We appreciate all of our corporate sponsors, but the event will only be a success if people pack these restaurants next Tuesday, so make your reservation today!

For more information about Share A Meal, including a list of our members and participating restaurants, visit our website at or you can contact us at 352-6533.