Share and Share Alike

I believe when we hear about a business or company that, not only believes it can make the world a better place, but does something about it we should celebrate.  So today post is a celebration of the Enjoy One Share One project undertaken by The Century House, a hotel, restaurant and conference center in Latham, New York. The premise is simple: for every meal a guest enjoys, they honor the guest by donating a meal to the Regional Food Bank of Northeast NY.

Let’s stop and think about that for a minute. Since 2009 every meal means breakfast., lunch and  dinner, at every meeting, event, party or wedding as well as in the restaurant – almost 250,000 to date.  That’s a quarter of a million meals donated to those in need.  An awesome record for sure.  And that’s not all.  Each month these good people go off-site to a location selected by the Regional Food Bank and cook up a storm.

How did all this come about?   Called the Tradition of the Century House, their ‘mission and promise is to make the world a better place, by providing comfort and care for the body and soul.for all guests, staff and the community.’    The tranquility you experience at The Century House supports this promise.  Service is from a bygone day where businesses welcomed your presence and treated you like family.

The Century House is still family owned and operated by Colin DeMers, managing partner.  I’m fortunate to count Colin as a friend and fellow Rotarian.  My favorite words to describe Colin and everyone at the Century House are ‘caring and gracious’.

To read more about this oasis of fine dining and beautiful accommodations please click here.



Filed under Doing Good, Making A Difference

2 responses to “Share and Share Alike

  1. robin Eichert

    Wow, this is amazing, and how generous to contribute all those meals. Think of the families this has impacted. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story!

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