SoDel Cares donation to Pathways to Success in 2018

On Dec. 1 — Giving Tuesday — SoDel Concepts will donate 100 percent of the sales from its 12 restaurants to SoDel Cares, the hospitality company’s philanthropic arm. The nonprofit supports local organizations such as Pathways to Success. Pictured, from left, are: back row, Corporate Chef Maurice Catlett, General Manager Jack Temple, Pathways to Success graduate Tyson Hicks and Pathways to Success graduate Jawon Sivel; and, front row, Pathways to Success Executive Director Faye Blake, Pathways Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Gilmour and Lindsey Barry, controller for SoDel Concepts.

On Giving Tuesday, which is Dec. 1 this year, SoDel Concepts’ 12 Delaware restaurants will participate in a fundraiser for SoDel Cares, the hospitality company’s philanthropic arm. On that day, 100 percent of the proceeds from in-house and carryout food and beverage sales in the restaurants will benefit the charity, which helps local organizations that assist children, at-risk youth and adults, and the elderly in local communities.

SoDel will also hold a wine auction on that date. Guests need not in be in the beach area to participate in the auction; they can pick up the wine at a later date.

“While we can’t hold our annual event at Fish On this year, we can still raise money for those in need,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts and founder of SoDel Cares.

“SoDel Cares’ mission is to contribute in a positive way to the communities in which SoDel Concepts does business,” he continued. “In these uncertain times, local charities need our help more than ever. SoDel Concepts will not change who we are or what we are about, we will continue to serve beautiful, simple food, help our team grow personally and professionally and continue making the world a better place.

Guests can dine at their preferred SoDel Concepts restaurant, from Fish On in Lewes to Catch 54 near Fenwick Island. They may also place an order for curbside carryout.

The company is also matching donations made online at delcf.org/donations/sodel-cares/.

SoDel Cares has supported such charities as Pathways to Success, the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, La Esperanza, Rehoboth Beach Boys & Girls Club, Surfers Healing, Food Bank of Delaware, Harry K Foundation, Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth, Primeros Pasos, Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation, Sussex Family YMCA, Cape Henlopen Food Basket and Community Resource Center.

SoDel Concepts’ 12 restaurants are open for dine-in service or carryout. For more information about SoDel Concepts and a list of restaurants, visit sodelconcepts.com.

Chef Matt Haley, the recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award, founded SoDel Concepts in 2004. After his death in 2014, Kammerer started the SoDel Cares Fund in his honor. For additional information, visit sodelconcepts.com.