Creating Traffic for Charities

One of the main focuses of the Mangia Bene Restaurant family is to make a difference in the Jackson community – or like we say at Sal & Mookie's – "Do the right thing." This is why we have created a new charity program that really gets all three of our restaurants involved in helping create friends and raise funds for the amazing charities in our community. Combining our expertise in marketing and promotion with the authentic story of each month's featured charity, we are able to both raise awareness for the charity, and drive additional traffic to our restaurants. Working together works and is financially beneficial for all of us!

BRAVO!, Sal & Mookie’s, and Broad Street want to “create traffic” for local charities in the Jackson area. Each month, our restaurants feature one charity to promote for an entire month. 

3 WAYS… 2 GIVE… 1 CHARITY. How will you show your support?

Want to learn more about the program or how you can get your charity involved? Email Liz Lancaster at

The charity for the month of August is...

Hope House is a Christian ministry that provides a “home away from home” for seriously ill outpatients. Most guests have cancer and are referred to Hope House by hospital social workers. Outpatients come from throughout the state to received chemo and radiation therapy for 6-8 weeks. Hope House provides lodging, food, laundry services and transportation at no cost to guests. The most important aspect of Hope House is the tender loving care they receive. 

The guests of Hope House are from outside the 
Jackson area, which makes it even more difficult to raise money within the Jackson area. Hope House is a unique mission that has impacted the hearts of many who donate their time, prepare food for the guests, maintain the grounds, donate needed supplies, and do so many other things that allow Hope House to keep our doors open – but raising money has continued to be a real challenge. 

Even though Hope House has tremendous volunteer support, financial support is much more difficult, and more crucial.  Utilities for 11,000 square feet are tremendous; household products that keep Hope House clean and fresh for all guests are expensive; groceries are expensive; insurance is expensive; grounds maintenance is expensive!  The list is endless.

Want to help Hope House? Visit