(POUGHKEEPSIE, NY) – In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hudson Valley residents can eat at some of their favorite restaurants next week while raising funds to combat child abuse and provide life-saving resources and programming.

The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA) is partnering with 22 restaurants for its third annual Restaurant Week for Child Abuse Prevention. Partnering businesses will donate between 10 and 15 percent when patrons dine in or take out from Sunday, April 16, to Saturday, April 22. Featured restaurants are in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Wappingers Falls.

“We are grateful to have such wonderful partnerships with local restaurants,” said Rachel Johnson, Interim Executive Director of the CPCA. “It’s a unique opportunity for us to give back by highlighting some great places around the Hudson Valley, while also helping us spread awareness on child abuse prevention.”

The complete calendar of restaurant participation in Restaurant Week for Child Abuse Prevention can be viewed at thecpca.org/cpcarestaurantweek2023.

“Flory’s is honored to be a sponsor of such a critical and life-changing organization,” said Jamy Flory of Flory’s Gas, Convenience & Deli.  “We are so proud to be 2022’s Top Performing Restaurant during Restaurant Week, and hope to do it again this year. We will continue to spread the word, raise awareness, and help to stop the cycle of child abuse.”

In addition, the Champions Against Child Abuse Awards Celebration will cap off Child Abuse Prevention Month at 5:00PM on Thursday, May 4, at The Grandview. This year’s celebration will honor Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response and Arlington Fire Fighters Local 2393 for their efforts to prevent and end child abuse. The evening will also feature a cocktail hour, silent auction, and dinner.

The Champions Against Child Abuse Awards Celebration tickets are $150. Additional information can be found at thecpca.org/champions2023.

About the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Founded in 1973, The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse’s mission has been to prevent child abuse and maltreatment in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Each year, the CPCA serves approximately 15,000 children and adults through prevention programming, support services, advocacy, and educational training.

About National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Since 1983, April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse so that every child can grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment free of abuse and neglect.

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