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Where to Find Food Assistance During COVID-19

If you're one of the millions struggling with hunger or food insecurity as a result of the pandemic and economic downturn, there is help to be had. Food pantries and anti-hunger organizations have jumped...
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April 17, Bay Area Businesses Against Asian Hate, Day of Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Today, Saturday, April 17 is the Day of Action against Asian Hate. More than 100 Bay Area businesses have committed to a solidarity action to fight racism, such as "Donating a portion of profits fr...

Dining for AAPI in Mountain View, April 14 & 15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

"Join us on April 14th and 15th in Mountain View, CA to dine out against Anti-Asian hate and discrimination. A portion of the proceeds from the businesses listed will be donated to the www.stopaapi...

'Cooking for a Cause' kicks off new series...

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by gutreactions 22 days ago

Janet Irizarry of Hudson Valley EATS, the website, is launching a new virtual cooking series starting in April. The Chobani Family Cooking Series airs April 13, 27 & May 11. Proceeds will go to suc...

Fundraisers for Steinbeck House in Salinas: BBQ 4/10 & Mothers Day Tea 5/8

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

The historic Steinbeck House and its restaurant has been closed during the pandemic. To try to re-open by summer or fall, it will be hosting two fundraisers. Pre-order drive through take out ava...

Nikkei Bake Sale, Portland, Fri March 26, Noon to 3pm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

"Put your sweet tooth toward a good cause this Friday, March 26. At the XLB at 4090 N Williams Ave, from noon to 3 p.m., dozens of Portland bakers are coming together for a massive fundraiser c...

Master Gardeners' "Harvest for Neighbors" Project

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

From the University of California Master Gardeners ..."One of our goals for this program is to encourage our neighbors who have gardens, to plant *one extra row* in their gardens, and to harvest th...

Bruce Jack on the human & industry cost of Covid-19 in South Africa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

During the pandemic, exports of South African wine have been prohibited. The SA wine industry normally sells 50% of its production abroad. And domestic sales of alcohol are banned as well in an eff...

Pot pie fundraiser in Oakland: order by 12/20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

A fundraiser to launch a POC worker-owned kitchen space in Oakland. Order by Dec 20 for pick-up on Dec 23 or 30. "Understory Oakland is a response to a global call to action to redistribute reso...

12/13 Healdsburg Holiday Bake Sale Benefitting Your Tiny Farm (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"We are raising money for Your Tiny Farm with tiny pastries, cakes and other sweets! If you would like to donate goods for us to sell we would be grateful. We are raising money to continue to man...

12/3 Dining IN for Life, Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Thursday, December 3, 2020 This year we are going virtual and Dining IN For Life on Thursday, December 3rd! To participate, simply order takeout from the list of spectacular local restaurants b...

12/11 Hollister's Art of Eating: Pick-Up Dinner Benefit for the Arts

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"The San Benito County Arts Council proudly presents a December Art of Eating: Pick-Up Dinner Benefit for the Arts . This farm to your table event will consist of a family style, pick-up dinner pre...

Where to get free Thanksgiving meals in the East Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Food pantries, restaurants, churches and community groups giving out Thanksgiving meals, and ways to volunteer or donate to these efforts. . . "' This list includes venues in Oakland, Berkeley ...

Feed the Polls - Donate, Volunteer, Partner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Food insecurity should never prevent someone from voting. Feed The Polls is a partnership between The Infatuation, Zagat, and The Migrant Kitchen. Our mission is to offer free, healthy meals to...

NY Times: America at Hunger's Edge

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

". . . In the pandemic economy, nearly one in eight households doesn’t have enough to eat. . . . Treating hunger as a temporary emergency, instead of a symptom of systemic problems, has always inf...

North Beach Neighbors Band Together to Boost Restaurants’ Business With Volunteer Deliveries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . So four guys from the neighborhood: Sauter, Dew, Teddy Kramer and Sri Artham got together and formed a group called “North Beach Delivers.” Each Thursday night since the shelter-in-place be...

Buy One, Get One Free Pizza @ Rigolo Cafe | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Rigolo Cafe has a limited time offer of buy one, get one free pizza. If you don't need two pizzas, you can donate the second one to a San Francisco family in need via Pizza Angels. https://www.rig...

Oakland’s Town Fridge is creating food access, one refrigerator at a time

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

"Over the past month, a group calling itself 'Town Fridge' has set up four refrigerators in publicly accessible spaces around Oakland. Anyone can open up a fridge anytime and pull out free food and...

Buz & Ned's Soup Giveaway | Richmond, VA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

My friend Buz Grossberg has soup to give away today. “ If you know anyone who has lost their income and is not receiving government assistance or shut ins, We have about 200 quarts of a Centra...

Pete Wells on Restaurants Facing Financial Ruin

patsully
by patsully 1 year ago

This does a wonderful job capturing just how quickly everything has changed: "The review I had ready to go was about a below-ground sushi counter with eight seats. Was it going to become a four-se...

Little Free Libraries >>> Little Free Pantries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Little free pantries are springing up in the time of coronavirus and mass unemployment. Previous discussion of little free pantry movement: https://www.chowhound.com/post/free-pantry-san-jose-1...