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Salt Creek Grille
Jun 11, 2018

Salt Creek Grille Supports Covenant House

Salt Creek Grille

Mary Ann Larkin, Jack Privetera, Lynn Bidgood, Steve Bidgood, Carol Stillwell, Ron Importico and Maria Importico.

Salt Creek Grille hosted its 15th annual Wine & Martini Tasting Fundraiser, raising $40,000 for Covenant House New Jersey. All proceeds from the event went to support Covenant House’s Asbury Park “Rights of Passage” program.

Covenant House is a not-for-profit organization providing critical services to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth ages 18-21. Each year, Salt Creek Grille supports a different charity that serves children’s needs. In 2017, the restaurant reached $1 million in total funds raised for local charities.

“The Covenant House “Rights of Passage” in Asbury Park provides permanent, stable housing to five young men who will live there full-time,” explained Senior Development Manager Sue Monteiro. “It is their home, a place to live while they go to work, to school, and strive toward their dreams. This building is a place of help and hope, which will serve more young people and provide them with the services they need and deserve.

“What (owner) Steve Bidgood and Salt Creek Grille does for the local community with this event is such an amazing gift,” she said. “Not just to the charities that are that year’s recipients, but to the members of the community who come together in support of great causes and become inspired to do more and be more. At Covenant House, we always ask our kids to do more, and by you creating this event are doing the same for your community.”

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Bidgood noted that “as Salt Creek Grille celebrates its 20th year in 2018, it heartens me to be able to utilize our site, services and our long-term business relationships to make a difference in our community. We all must do what we can to support charities like Covenant House New Jersey, which is working so tirelessly to help these kids. The success of this event depends on neighbor helping neighbor to help children in need.”

For more information about Covenant House New Jersey, or to make a donation, contact Sue Monteiro at 973-286-3543 or

Photos courtesy of Kare J. Irvine