provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva has ended its “Diners Delight” Coupon Book program for 2020, a year in which business at local restaurants was severely affected by the Covid-19 virus. Despite the disruption of normal restaurant dining patterns, the Club still managed to distribute about one-third of their usual amount of books, which are on sale from May through mid-December.
This would suggest that Islanders’ demand for dining out may be suppressed this year, but it’s not completely gone. The Club is hopeful that when the “Diners Delight” program returns in the Summer & Fall of 2021, Islanders will be making up for lost time and our restaurants will be thriving once again.
Said Kiwanis Club President Bill Hay: “Our Club relies on the funds produced by this program to sustain our scholarship program and other Kiwanis activities and grants benefiting local youth. However, the program is also designed to support local restaurants, by encouraging the public to dine out more and to sample new places. In 2021 that will be more important than ever.”
Until the Covid concerns are gone, Kiwanis encourages the public to do what they can to safely patronize our local establishments and their staff through safe dining where possible and through their takeout and delivery options.
The Club extends its special thanks to all the restaurants that were part of the 2020 “Diners Delight” program. Participating establishments include: Blue Giraffe, Bubble Room, Doc Ford’s Sanibel/Captiva, The Dunes Country Club, Cielo, Island Cow, Island Pizza Company, Jerry’s Café, Joey’s Custard, Lazy Flamingo Periwinkle/Santiva, Mudbugs, Matzaluna, Normadie Seaside Café, Rosie’s Café & Grill, Keylime Bistro, RC Otters, Sunshine Seafood, Captiva Cantina, Sand Dollar, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Sanibel Fresh, Sanibel Sprout, Sunset Grill, Subway, Thistle Lodge, Seabreeze Café, Timbers, Thistle Lodge, and “Tween Waters Captiva House.