Donor of the Month

Without the support of our corporate partners, Me Fine would never be able to help as many families as we do.


Empire Eats


We’d like to recognize a really strong partner of Me Fine. Very well known in the Raleigh area, but making an impact throughout the Triangle, Empire Eats is a division of Empire Properties, and is integral in the preservation of character and development of business in the downtown areas of the Region.

The vision of the company is all close to the heart of founder Greg Hatem. Hatem, a father of two young children, believes passionately in the strength of the family and the community. Thus, Empire’s affiliation with Me Fine has been a natural fit.

Empire Eats is working hard to make downtown Raleigh a culinary destination. One of their properties, The Raleigh Times, recently held a Dine-Out event, during which they donated a portion of their sales to Me Fine. Empire has also adopted Me Fine families before at Christmas as part of our Hope for the Holidays program.  They’ve also provided food for some Me Fine events before.  These are just a few of the ways that Empire and Me Fine are honing a true partnership. We’re excited at the growth of this relationship, and can’t wait to see what we’re able to do next.


Joey Powell

Executive Director, Me Fine Foundation

If you would like to read about other Me Fine Donors of the Month, check out Me Fine’s archived Newsletters here.