Generous restaurant diners have raised nearly $86,000 for City Missions throughout New Zealand.
DineAid raises funds through restaurant guests voluntarily adding $2 to their final bill. It runs for seven weeks every year, from November until New Year's Eve.
The funds were presented at a luncheon at Christchurch's Cook'n with Gas today.
Sponsorship from Goodman Fielder means all funds go directly to City Missions around the country.
Christchurch City Missioner Michael Gorman said DineAid had been a "wonderful success for us" over the past five years.
"All the City Missions rely on the goodwill of our own communities to raise funds," Gorman said.
"So having the hospitality industry support us nationally each year is superb."
In the five years that DineAid has been running, it has raised over $482,000.
Today's luncheon was MCed by Tammy Wells - the "Briscoes lady" - and a selection of the Top 25 NZ restaurants were acknowledged by The Press editor Joanna Norris.
- The Press
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