On August 29, to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of restaurants nationwide will donate a portion of their sales to Share Our Strength's hurricane recovery fund. The money goes to efforts such as rebuilding New Orleans school cafeterias, financing summer meal programs, and assisting displaced restaurant workers. Search the online database (strength.org/restaurants/diners/) for restaurants in your city--Atlanta (Emeril's Atlanta, La Madeleine), Chicago (Landmark, Salpicon), New York (Gramercy Tavern, Nobu), and San Francisco (Indigo, Mecca), to name a few. If you can't make it out to dinner, there are still plenty of ways to make a contribution.
If you subscribe to the Six O'Clock Scramble, a weekly newsletter highlighting fast, low-fat recipes, 50 percent of the subscription fee will be donated to Share Our Strength's hurricane relief work ($47.50 for one year; $26.50 for six months).
Purchase a $25 gift certificate from restaurant.com, good for more than 7,000 restaurants, only costs $10 and half of that ($5) will go to Share Our Strength.
The District Hogs, a group of Washington, D.C. chefs, rode 1,600 miles from D.C. to South Dakota in early August. You can still sponsor the riders, and all the money will be donated to Share Our Strength.
Donate directly to Share Our Strength. For details on all these options, visit strength.org/restaurants/other/ or 800/969-4767.