RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Law enforcement officers in the Triangle and around the state are eating free this holiday weekend as restaurants offer up meals to show appreciation.
The idea, called “Feed the Force,” was started by the owner of O’Malley’s Pub off of Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. The idea came about as a way to shed a light on how officers positively impact the community.
O’Malley’s is just one of 121 restaurants across the state participating in “Feed the Force” today and Monday.
“We hope we don’t need them, but time to time we do and it’s important to honor that and to let them know we appreciate it. Especially now, it’s a time where they seem to be underappreciated and it’s important,” said Lisa Sharir, co-owner of O’Malley’s Pub.
CBS North Carolina first covered this story back on Aug. 16 and since then, the number of participating restaurants jumped from around 50 to 121.
Some of the restaurants are selling shirts donated by a local printer. One hundred percent of the profits from those shirts go to the 200 Club of Wake county, which provides help to families that have lost someone in the line of duty.