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NC restaurants Feed the Force for Labor Day weekend

Posted September 4, 2016

— This Labor Day weekend, many took time out at the Feed the Force event to recognize law enforcement officers who put their lives at risk every day.

About two dozen restaurants were participating in the Feed the Force event when O’Malley’s Pub and Restaurant owner Yaniv Sharir started it following the police ambush in Dallas. As of Sunday, more than 120 establishments across the state were involved.

On Sunday and Monday, uniformed officers can come to O’Malley’s and other participating businesses to get a free meal. Sharir said he wants officers to know they are appreciated and there are people in the community who see much of the good work they do.

“I don’t know that I had a number in my mind, I just was hoping that it would work,” Sharir said of the event. “I didn’t know how big it would get or how far it would spread. I just wanted it to be successful and now that I look back on it, I certainly think it was or that it is.”

This year, a graphic design company donated shirts that go to the 200 Club of Wake County, which provides financial help to families of fallen officers.

Other businesses have also shown interest, with a veterinarian offering to look at animals belonging ot officers for free.

After the Labor Day weekend concludes, Feed the Force organizers will look into when another event will be scheduled.

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  • Bryan Jeffries Sep 5, 2016
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    Labor Day is intended to honor everyone who works hard. But hey, what do I know?