Kiwanis Club “Diners Delight” coupon books on hold
The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club recently announced that its annual “Diner’s Delight” program, which raises funds for the club’s scholarship fund and other educational and recreational youth activities, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus COVID-19.
The coupon books provide 2-for-1 savings on entrees at participating island restaurants from May through mid-December. While a few of the coupon books have already been distributed to the public, additional sales have been put on hold for now and redemption of the coupons has been suspended.
“This program has two purposes. It raises funds for the club’s support of scholarships and other activities benefiting local youth. But it also encourages islanders to patronize local restaurants,” club President Aaron Pruss said. “Given the uncertain conditions created by the coronavirus, it is not clear what the future holds for restaurants getting back to normal operations. In light of that, Kiwanis has decided to put the Diners Delight program on hold until later in the summer when we have a better idea of what the restaurants are facing.”
The Kiwanis Club will update the status of the program as soon as conditions allow.
When the sale of the books resumes, perhaps for a shortened period this year, the club encourages everyone to secure one to help support island youth and the restaurant community. In the meantime, the club encourages the public to continue supporting island restaurants and their staff through takeout or delivery options, or the purchase of gift certificates, during this period of restricted operations.