• Don Quijote Restaurante Brings Awareness and Support to the Table for VNA Meals on Wheels of Porter

    VALPARAISO – The Don Quijote Restaurante Benefit Dinner, held on August 14, brought
    together nearly one hundred donors to help raise funds for the VNA Meals on Wheels of Porter
    County program, a division of VNA Hospice NWI. The event was a tremendous success and
    raised $50,000 to support local seniors.

    Don Quijote owners Carlos Rivero and Elena Jambrina graciously provided the food, wine, and
    their restaurant for the event. They also offered a $2,000 donation match from the Don Quijote
    Foundation. “We are so grateful for everything that Carlos, Elena, and all the staff at Don
    Quijote did to help make this event a success,” said Bob Franko, President & CEO of VNA
    Hospice NWI. “They bring a whole lot more to the table and our community than just delicious
    cuisine. They bring a much-needed commitment to service and making our community a better
    place to live. The VNA Meals on Wheels program would not be where it is today without the
    support of everyone at Don Quijote.”

    The benefit dinner was not the first time that Don Quijote Restaurante has given back to the
    community. The restaurant has been partnering with and supporting local organizations in
    Northwest Indiana like VNA Hospice NWI for decades. When asked about the success of the
    benefit dinner, Rivero said, “I thank everybody for being so generous and helping me
    accomplish this.”

    The VNA Meals on Wheels of Porter County program helps seniors and other homebound
    residents maintain independence by providing a wellness check and up to two nutritious meals
    per day. VNA Hospice NWI provides nearly $100,000 in community care through the VNA
    Meals on Wheels of Porter County program each year. To learn more, visit

    For more information about the VNA Meals on Wheels of Porter County program, contact Julie
    Kissinger at (219) 462-5195 or jkissinger@vnanwi.org.

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