Restaurant Week Toledo supports local youth programs

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TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - Plate 21 already draws a crowd, but during Restaurant Week Toledo, this place will be packed.

"It's a chance to introduce people to what Plate 21 has to offer, but even more than that, it's a chance to support Leadership Toledo," says Toledo City Councilwoman Sandy Spang, who is also the owner of the coffee shop.

In turn, Leadership Toledo helps shape young volunteers in our community, such as Bryant Kovack, who's a Junior at Springfield High School.

"It's not like a chore or a job anymore," explains Kovak, a member of Student In Action. "We're just out helping the community and helping everything around us."

His organization, and Youth Leadership Toledo, organizes events such as a texting and driving awareness campaign, or fundraisers for non-profit groups like The Daughter Project.

That event was put together entirely by high school sophomores in Youth Leadership Toledo.

"We are not the future leaders of tomorrow," says Grace Johnson, another Sophomore at Springfield High School. "We're the leaders of today. So that's what it's about."

For everyone else, it's about enjoying special meals at special prices.

To see the menus for Restaurant Week Toledo, March 7-13, click the link.