A number of San Francisco restaurants have come together for this event, ~DINE OUT AGAINST HUNGER~, an attempt to raise much-needed funds for the San Francisco Food Bank (which supplies food to 600 food programs throughout the city) by donating 10% of the total dinner service sales on Thursday December 18th. I am sure many restaurants could use that extra 10% right now, but that just means you need to get out there and dine!
The participating restaurants are Maverick, Slow Club, Serpentine, Foreign Cinema, Magnolia, Sociale, Slanted Door, Kuleto's, Delfina, Americano, A16, and SPQR.
The focus of this drive will be financial contributions from participants rather than tangible food donations, because the Food Bank is able to stretch monetary contributions much further than actual food donations. Based on their network of retailers and distributors, for every $1 donated, they are able to distribute $9 worth of food out into the community. Cash and/or check donations to the San Francisco Food Bank will be accepted, and Maverick will also offer customers who make a donation 10% off their bill.
One more thing: today, December 9th, Whole Foods will donate 5% of all gross sales to Bay Area food banks.
Dine Out Against Hunger
Thu. Dec. 18th, 2008
San Francisco, CA