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The Society Restaurant & Lounge
The Society Restaurant & Lounge Announces its Third Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless

Silver Spring, MD - In its third year of giving back to the community, The Society Restaurant & Lounge will provide a 4-course meal to benefit displaced and transitioning members within the Silver Spring and Takoma Park, M.D. community on Thanksgiving Day - November 27, 2014. With over 1,000 homeless individuals, families and veterans within the community, Society understands the growing demands of providing dinner, coats and clothing for the hundreds that come each year to its restaurant to spend the Thanksgiving holiday.

Driven by its love of food, The Society Restaurant & Lounge in Silver Spring, M.D., believes in giving back to the community, not only during the Thanksgiving Holiday but throughout the year. Owner, Jason Miskiri, a native of Silver Spring and Takoma Park, and former NBA player - regularly donates his time and resources to local organizations whose missions seek to end hunger, homelessness and disenfranchisement. As a regular volunteer for Shepard's Table, St. Jude's Cancer Research Center, Montgomery County Food Bank, Sligo Creek Elementary School, Sligo Creek PTA, Manna Foods, Demon Brooks Foundation, City of Takoma Park Recreation Department, Y.E.S, Basketball Tournaments, NTBA Youth Basketball Exposure Tournaments, George Mason Alumni Chapter, and Silver Spring Homeless Shelter, Miskiri gives tirelessly in an effort to touch the lives of the people who walk past his restaurant each day.


"I grew up in this neighborhood, so I know the people, the culture and the responsibility of giving back to the community that raised me," says Miskiri. "Our community dinner is just one way that we give back. Our work is never done in supporting the community that we live, work and play in... it is our responsibility. It isn't just about providing a healthy home cooked meal - it is about giving our neighbors a place to spend the day without worry, without hunger and without judgment." 



Jason Miskiri created Society Restaurant & Lounge, nearly three years ago, as a Caribbean/American Fusion, family-run restaurant and lounge with a mission of "Good Food, Good People, and Good Will." Within this time, Miskiri has drawn celebrities, DC and MD socialites, and socially conscious individuals, organizations and businesses. 


In the fall of 2014, Miskiri unveiled the first rooftop bar and lounge in Silver Spring, M.D. - Olivia's View, supported by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. Miskiri, as a native Silver Spring and Takoma Park resident, has accomplished a restaurant, nightlife entertainment, and a bar and lounge with a picturesque view of burgeoning Silver Spring's cityscape within nearly three years in business. 


The Society Restaurant & Lounge located in downtown Silver Spring, is inspired by its deep love of food, people and community awareness. Society offers a perfect transition from dinner to nightlife event for urban professionals and the socially conscious. --