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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business for 15 years before turning to journalism. By day, she is the social media editor for Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail or a Maine beer. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: September 5, 2013

Dine out in September to help end childhood hunger

Written by: Susan Axelrod

DiMillo’s On the Water in Portland is one of many restaurants participating in Dine Out for No Kid Hungry this month. Photo: DiMillo’s

September is Dine Out for No Kid Hungry month, and dozens of restaurants in Maine are participating in this national program by Share Our Strength to help end childhood hunger. Here in Maine, 1 in 5 children is “food insecure,” meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Or, they may have access to something to eat, like chips or candy,  but it is far from nutritious.

The following restaurants are doing their part with promotions to benefit Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. You can do yours by patronizing them all month long.

302 West Smokehouse & Tavern, Fryeburg
95 Ocean Restaurant (at The Nonantum Resort), Kennebunk
Amici’s Cucina, Waterville
Arby’s, Bangor
Bistro on Eden, Bar Harbor
Bonanza Steakhouse — Presque Isle, Sanford
Capfire Grille, Bridgton
DaVinci’s Eatery, Lewiston
Denny’s — August, Ellsworth, Rockport, Auburn, Bangor
DiMillo’s On the Water, Portland
Fresh Restaurant, Camden
Friendly’s Ice Cream — Augusta, South Portland, Windham, Waterville
Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery — Bangor, Old Town, Waterville, Ellsworth, Lewisto
Hurrican’s Café & Deli, Greene
Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick
King Eider’s Pub and Restaurant, Damariscotta
Ledges Pub, Phippsburg
Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern, Freeport
Macaroni Grill, South Portland
Magic Lantern Movie Theater & The Tannery Pub, Bridgton
Mill Street Café, Jay
Nicky’s Crusin Diner, Bangor
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt — South Portland, Brunswick
Panera Bread – Auburn, Augusta, Biddeford, South Portland, Topsham, Westbrook
Red Barn, Augusta
Ruby Tuesday —Brewer, Bangor, Waterville, Augusta, Topsham, Auburn, Westbrook, South Portland, Biddeford, Presque Isle
Scoop Deck, Wells
Texas Roadhouse, Scarborough
The Liberal Cup, Hallowell
The Pilot House at Sebasco Harbor Resort, Phippsburg
The Village Inn, Auburn
Unity House of Pizza, Unity
White Cap Grille, Portland
Wing’s Hill Inn & Restaurant, Rome

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