Cress Restaurant
Cress Restaurant, pictured here in 2020

Cress Restaurant, a critically acclaimed restaurant in Downtown DeLand, is partnering with The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia in offering a new, three-course dinner menu that donates $1 per dinner to the nonprofit organization, which is located in DeLand.

The limited-time Destination Menu, which began Aug. 25, features select entrees such as USDA prime rib-eye, braised leg of lamb, Thai-inspired curry, and a fresh catch, along with a first course and dessert selection.

“As DeLand residents and business owners, we see the needs in our community and the great work of The Neighborhood Center to address those needs,” said Cress Restaurant owner Tom Brandt. “We have been blessed with such strong support from DeLand and the surrounding area, and wanted to work with The Neighborhood Center to give back, and help support those in need.”

“We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Tom and Cress Restaurant,” said Debra West, chief development officer for The Neighborhood Center. “As the need in our community is rising, support like this is essential to support our mission to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and prevent homelessness.”

The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, founded in 1969, provides food, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, and homelessness prevention services. Qualified individuals may receive meals, case management, job counseling, a supportive drug-/alcohol-free environment, and financial support for rent and utilities. More than 10,000 individuals are served annually.

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Compiled by Interim Business Editor Tory Brown


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