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Fried chicken popup dinner Aug. 14 to help buy students computers

Think of it as chicken for charity.

Natalie Young, chef/owner of Eat and Old Soul restaurants, will prepare her legendary fried chicken for a popup dinner Aug. 14 to help buy local students Chromebooks for the upcoming semester.

The dinners are available in a variety of sizes. Three pieces of chicken are $12, six $21 and nine $27 (all with cornbread) and a gluten-free option is available. Sides of collard greens, potato salad, mac and cheese, biscuits or more cornbread are $3 each, and beer and wine options range from $2 to $22.

All net proceeds will be donated to Core, which is affiliated with the Rogers Foundation.

“The onset of COVID-19 and resultant move to online instruction greatly exposed the digital divide that has always existed in Clark County,” Core founder and executive director Lindsay Harper said in a statement. According to Core, with data supplied by the Guinn Center, about 32,000 school-age children in Clark County do not have a laptop or desktop computer, and 21,000 don’t have Internet access. Nearly 12,000 must rely on a smartphone for computing, and more than 7,000 have no access to a device.

Dinners can be ordered and purchased at chefnatalieyoung.square.site for pickup between 4 and 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Eat, 707 Carson Ave.

Contact Heidi Knapp Rinella at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

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