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Charitable Giving

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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Pot pie fundraiser in Oakland: order by 12/20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 10 months 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 10 months 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...

Virtual tip jars: have you used them?

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

An innovative high-tech approach to helping food service industry workers who have been hard hit during the coronavirus epidemic: Virtual Tip Jars. They are appearing online in many areas. What do ...

'Beers for Bears' Bar Crawl, Westchester, taking place Dec. 7th...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's a charitable event sponsored in part by Sloop Super Soft, a product of Sloop Brewing out of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Toys for Tots. It will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7th, starting at 2 ...

Aug 1, Dine out to raise $40K for Planned Parenthood

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The Bay Area is joining communities across the country to raise funds for Planned Parenthood on August 1. Drink and dine TONIGHT at participating restaurants that are donating a portion of their pr...

Home Plate Dinnerware Exchange, Aug 1-11, Heath Ceramics LA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Here’s how it works: donate your gently used dinnerware at Heath LA — any brand — in exchange for 20% off* any corresponding piece of Heathware (plate for plate, bowl for bowl). Traditional...

Hundreds of Breweries Tell Sierra Nevada “We’re In” on Wildfire Relief Beer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Sierra Nevada is creating a beer, Resilience IPA, in which every dime from its sales will go back to the people impacted by the Camp Fire. Brewery founder Ken Grossman wrote a letter, askin...

Food Personalities & Restaurants Helping the Camp Fire Victims

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years ago

The wildfires are finally contained, but the hard labor continues for the unsung heroes and the affected victims. It's a beautiful thing to see people in the food space coming together to bring ...

Inside UC Berkeley’s Food Pantry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"... Students are three times more likely than the average Alameda County resident to be food insecure: 44 percent versus 13 percent of residents at large. And 57 percent of UC students who are foo...