Skyviews To Donate Tips from Dinner Series to Local Charities

The student-led restaurant will donate to South Plains Food Bank and Meals on Wheels this semester.

Skyviews of Texas Tech University has announced that, starting in October, half of all credit card tips from the Dinner Series will be donated to local charities. The program will pick a different charity each month, starting with South Plains Food Bank in October and Lubbock Meals on Wheels in November.

“We're truly excited at the opportunity to work with such esteemed organizations as the South Plains Food Bank and Lubbock Meals on Wheels,” Skyviews administrator Mike Nghiem said. “We know that through them our contributions will make a meaningful impact, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship not only with the organizations but with the local community.”

The charities for the spring semester will be announced at a later date.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Skyviews this month as we work together to combat hunger in our community,” said David Weaver, CEO of the South Plains Food Bank. “I believe their contribution will make a great impact and take us a step in the right direction for the food-insecure of our community. I highly encourage everyone to eat there.”

Patrons can also donate directly to the food bank by texting SKYVIEWS to 41444.

Dinner Series is a capstone course for Texas Tech's restaurant, hotel and institutional management (RHIM) program. Students organize and direct multi-course dinners with rotating menus of ethnic and regional cuisines and themes.

Skyviews is on the sixth floor of the Texas Tech Plaza at 19th and University and is operated almost entirely by students. Open to the public year-round, Skyviews combines unique menu offerings with views of the Texas Tech campus and surrounding neighborhoods. It also affords RHIM students the opportunity to gain restaurant management experience at a variety of levels.

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CONTACT: Mike Nghiem, Skyviews administrator, Department of Hospitality & Retail Management, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4762 or