Pita Jungle benefits Meals-on-Wheels and San Diego seniors

Hillcrest restaurant offers Specials Menu and requests drop off of warm winter items for elders

SAN DIEGO – Pita Jungle will donate 10% of the proceeds from its Specials Menu to Meals-on-Wheels, effective through Dec. 31.

With items like the Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas or the Wood-Fired Cod Salad, Pita Jungle offers a menu to keep warm and healthy during a season that is loaded with casseroles and sweets. Meals-on-Wheels supports San Diego seniors.

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When Pita Jungle in Hillcrest approached Debbie Case, CEO/president of Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, to partner during the holidays, Case jumped right in, saying she was excited to team up with a restaurant sharing Meals-on-Wheels’ values.

“With our focus on serving healthy foods to our seniors, Pita Jungle is just the right restaurant for us,” Case said.

In addition to the financial support, Pita Jungle is inviting customers to drop off warm winter items for the “Warm Wishes” initiative to collect scarves, socks and blankets to give to seniors to keep them warm during the cold winter months. To encourage customers to support Meals-on-Wheels, Pita Jungle is offering a free small dip with entrée purchase for those who donate an item.

Proceeds will help Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego continue to support the independence of seniors by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with caring volunteers. In some instances, this is the only contact these seniors receive, which is essential to their overall well-being.

About Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego

The impact that Meals-on-Wheels has on the seniors they serve goes far beyond the wholesome meals provided. Daily friendly contact also provides important socialization for those who may be isolated with little or no connection to the outside world. Lives are often saved in the course of delivering meals when a person does not respond to a knock on the door, has fallen or may have become ill. For over 52 years, Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. has contributed to the overall well-being of seniors by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a caring volunteer. Learn more HERE or call 800-5-SENIOR.

About Pita Jungle: 1045 University Ave. San Diego, CA 91105

With “The art of eating healthy”® as their slogan, Pita Jungle’s concept is based on offering a healthful and natural cuisine abounding with vegetarian and vegan options, crafted within the principles of the Mediterranean diet. The menu flourishes with items that seek to balance greens, grains, legumes, meats, and fruits. In addition to simple preparation, the quality of the food is due to fresh ingredients that are put together daily, from scratch. Pita Jungle opened in May 2012 in the renovated Charles Jurman Building of the Hillcrest neighborhood, a historic building which has since been meticulously restored to its original exterior design. The historic landmark boasts a unique atmosphere complementing the restaurant’s vibe. Embodied by the dynamism of the staff, local art rotations adorning the walls, and an eclectic blend of music ranging from classic to Cuban, Jazz to Indy, Pita Jungle has evoked a cult-like admiration that is
easy to embrace. Follow Pita Jungle San Diego on HEREFacebook. For more information and full list of nutritional values, visit their HEREwebsite.

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