Graze to take bite out of Ronald McDonald House's expenses

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If you’re looking for a good cause to support, you may find this is a week when it pays to eat at Graze.

The Walla Walla eatery will dedicate 10 percent of all sales through Sunday to Ronald McDonald House Spokane. The gesture — an annual event for the business — is a demonstration of gratitude by Graze owners John and Becca Lastoskie.

The Ronald McDonald House became a second home to the couple after their prematurely born daughter, Frances, was admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital. They spent numerous weekends at the Ronald McDonald House, a temporary lodging and support unit for families accessing medical services. The house offers a central family kitchen, private family bedrooms and room for children to play. Families that stay there get support from one another as well as Ronald McDonald House staff and volunteers.

Frances turns 5 in a week and is a healthy girl, her dad said via email.

The Lastoskies aren’t asking for donations as part of their fundraiser. But anyone who eats at either Graze — ‘a place to eat,’ 5 S. Colville St., or Graze — ‘a drive thru,’ 213 S. Ninth Ave., will contribute to the cause.

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