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There is such a thing as a free lunch!

The Alliance Make a Difference Team surprised Sunnyvale restaurant patrons with a free lunch

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Alliance made a difference in the lives of some lucky Silicon Valley area residents by providing free lunches at a Sunnyvale restaurant recently.  At this Make a Difference event, we paid for lunch for many surprised patrons of the Madhuban Indian Cuisine restaurant on Friday, September 16.

Our Make a Difference team designated a handful of tables at the restaurant as “free lunch” tables, unbeknownst to customers. Each table had a small sign which read: “What if someone did something nice for you today, just because?”

When it was time to present the “check”, one of our Make a Difference team members told the restaurant-goers that lunch was on the credit union.  We wanted to thank them for supporting a local business and there were no strings attached—everyone who sat at our designated tables received a free lunch. 

Thirty-five surprised people were treated to lunch that day.  Some were excited, others didn’t believe us. How would you react if someone told you your lunch was free?  

Have you been the recipient of a random act of kindness?  Tell us about it!  Or do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others?  We’d like to hear about it – please add a comment below.

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