Philanthropy

Empowerment Through Food

To Robert Egger, much of the American food charity model is built around the redemption of the giver and not the liberation of the receiver. Egger–the founder of D.C. Central Kitchen in the nation’s capital and L.

Denny’s Donating $1 million to No Kid Hungry

As part of its commitment to feeding the communities in which it serves, Denny’s will donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry to end childhood hunger in the U.S. This year’s donation will help provide 10 million meals to children in need across the country, marking this the largest contribution made by Denny’s in the company’s six-year partnership with No Kid Hungry.

Buffalo Trace Hopes Rare Bourbons Can Raise $1M for Charities

Buffalo Trace Distillery sent out vintage bourbon bottles dating back more than 30 years to nonprofits across the country in an effort to raise more than $1 million for various causes.The distillery sent out 200 bottles named for Buffalo Trace’s original moniker and the distiller of the bourbons—O.

Tilted Kilt Teams Up with Coaches vs. Cancer

National restaurant chain Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery announced a partnership with the Coaches vs. Cancer program in an effort to encourage Tilted Kilt guests and fans to come together for the fight to end cancer.

BJ’s Restaurants to Honor Unsung Heroes with Lunch

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced that team members from its 188 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhoue locations nationwide will deliver a special “thank you” lunch to first responders on National Random Acts of Kindness Day this Friday.

Cultivating Change Awards Farms

Cultivating Change is a local farm grant program created by Greener Fields Together as a way to give back to the local farmers who play a crucial role in PRO*ACT’s fresh produce supply chain. Funded by donations from PRO*ACT’s distributor network, Cultivating Change is committed to supporting local farms to improve their ability to grow, market, and distribute safe and sustainable produce.

Now is the Time to Ensure Safety in Food Donations

For food banks and other charitable agencies, perishable food donations have continued to increase, creating more of a need to ensure that the products arrive and are distributed safely. While the food safety risks that potentially come with perishable donations drive some operators away from giving food that may go to waste, there are systems in place to create a safe process.

IHOP Offering Free Short Stack on National Pancake Day

IHOP Restaurants announced the kick off of its 12th annual National Pancake Day campaign—and for one day, the humble, delicious pancake will serve a much bigger purpose. As part of its celebration, IHOP has partnered with three inspiring charities—Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children—with the goal of raising $3.

Heart-Shaped Pizza Campaign is Back at Boston’s

In an effort to provide 300,000 meals for hungry and malnourished kids across the country, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) will launch its annual Boston’s Cares fundraising campaign on January 23.

RAM Restaurant Group Raises Nearly $8K for American Cancer Society

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, RAM Restaurant Group locations partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise nearly $8,000. All RAM and C.B. & Potts Restaurants and Breweries offered a unique Drink Pink menu with $1 from each purchase being donated to the ACS to help finish the fight.

Georgia Restaurant Association Honors Operators Who Give Back

The Georgia Restaurant Association announced its 2017 Restaurant Neighbor award state winners. These individuals and restaurant groups have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to serving their communities through outstanding charitable service and philanthropy and will advance to the national level to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 to support their favorite charity or non-profit.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Grand Chefs Gala

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Chicago’s premier culinary experience; the Grand Chefs Gala presented by The Greater Illinois Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On, February 3 from 6 p.m. to midnight, Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom will be luminously transformed to celebrate this sterling occasion while 50 of Chicago’s most elite chefs and mixologists create signature dishes, delicious desserts, and one-of-a-kind cocktails for attendees.