Contact Us
Port Chester Daily Voice serves Port Chester, NY
Return to your home site


Port Chester Daily Voice serves Port Chester, NY

Port Chester Families Encouraged to Share a Meal

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- As part of a community effort to encourage families to sit down together for a meal, some local restaurants are offering special discounts this Friday.

"We're not only a restaurant that's in business," said John Ruggiero, co-owner of T & J's Pizza and Pasta. "But (we're) very much a part of the community."

Ruggiero's restaurant, along with several others, are participating in "First Fridays," which is part of a community initiative led by the Port Chester Cares Community Coalition to foster communication and unity among families. "Having a meal together gives parents the opportunity to find out what's going on in their kids' lives," said Joan Thomas, co-chair of the group.

Thomas said these types of activities create a positive environment for children and teenagers, providing them with self-confidence and helping them to avoid negative behavior such as substance abuse.

"Everyone has a vested interest in seeing our kids grow up in a positive environment," said Thomas.

The coalition has already sent out special key cards to all families with children in the Port Chester-Rye Brook School District, which must be shown to participating restaurants in order to receive a discount. Families who have lost their key cards can contact the group to get a new one. Discounts vary between restaurants. For a complete list of participating restaurants visit the PCCCC blog or call 914-255-4856.

How important is it for you to have a meal together with your family?

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Port Chester Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Port Chester Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.