Dine to be Kind 2023

Dine to be Kind 2023-Presented by Mix 96.5, Asheville's Hit Music Station



March 9, 2023


Asheville, NC – Asheville Humane Society’s 18th Dine To Be Kind is to be presented by Mix 96.5, Asheville’s Hit Music Station, on April 4th, 2023. 


Get your stomach ready for a day of dining (and drinking) at some of Asheville’s greatest restaurants, breweries, and businesses to help ensure that local animals in need have access to lifesaving programs and a quality of life worth living. 


“Mix 96.5 is thrilled to partner with Asheville Humane Society for this wonderful community event to help local pets in need,” says Steve Richards, Operations Director at AVL Radio Group. 


Premier venues will donate 25% of all sales while participating venues will donate 15%. This event is sure to appease all appetites and be a day of full bellies and full hearts. These contributions will support the continuation and development of Asheville Humane Society’s ability to provide medical care, a strong community care program, and our thriving foster and adoption programs. 


Daniel Gruhn, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Asheville Humane Society says, “We are so grateful for everyone at Mix 96.5 FM for their generous Presenting Sponsorship of our 18th annual Dine To Be Kind event! It is so exciting to have such an amazing partnership with them and all of our supporting sponsors to help get the word out about our largest fundraiser of the year. We are looking forward to having everyone in Asheville and the surrounding towns visit all of the restaurants, breweries, and other venues that have chosen to make a difference by raising money for local pets in need.”


Asheville Humane Society is more than an animal shelter – it is a community dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through education, sheltering, and adoption. Be a part of our community through your support of our event this year! We are so thankful to our Best in Show sponsors: Four Seasons Plumbing, Fred Anderson Nissan, and Patton Avenue Pet Company.


Anthony Cerrato, Owner and Executive Chef at Strada Italiano and Gemelli says, “All of our pets have been rescues, and it’s a cause that is near and dear to us, so we look forward to participating each year. The animals are just as important to our community as the people, and that’s why our restaurants love to support any and all causes that promote unconditional love like Asheville Humane Society.”


For a full list of venues, check out the event page. Keep in mind that some venues may be participating belatedly; check the website for information on when you can support your favorite venue! Mark your calendar for April 4th to dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three! 


Media Contact: 

Sarah Stapleton, Senior Communications Manager

Phone: 719-645-0977

Email: sstapleton@ashevillehumane.org