Help give back to the community this month by visiting one of the local food trucks or restaurants below to participate in the Dollar a Dish Fundraiser. During the month of August, $1 will be donated for every featured dish sold to help feed hungry children. This is a great way to give back to our San Diego community and help kids in the process. Please see the press release below and a list of the participants for this fundraiser!
The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank provides weekend food to elementary school children who receive free school meals during the week, but are going hungry over the weekends when school meals are unavailable. Some of these children are returning to school on Monday having eaten little or nothing since Friday lunch. The program currently serves 800 children in 22 schools. With the continued support of the community we will serve 1050 children in 26 schools in the 2011-2012 school year.
In 2009, local food bloggers Caron Golden and Alice Robertson launched a grassroots food drive and fundraiser to support the program. To show their support two local restaurants graciously donated a “dollar a dish” for a featured dish for one month. The entire campaign raised over $6,000 and so began the Dollar A Dish fundraiser.
In 2010 the fundraiser grew exponentially with the participation of over 30 San Diego restaurants and caterers and even more mom and food blogs spreading the word. During the month of August, Dollar a Dish doubled the funds raised the previous year.
This year, because of its popularity and incredible success, the Food Bank will be taking the reins and renewing the Dollar a Dish fundraiser for Food 4 Kids with Caron and Alice’s blessing and support. Once again over 30 San Diego restaurant locations and gourmet food trucks have signed up to join the campaign.
Each participant has picked ONE popular dish and will donate a dollar to Food 4 Kids every time it is sold during the month of August. See below for details
|Chop Sooey||choptruck||BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw & Lobster Roll|
|Corner Cupcakes||cornercupcakes||Sixpack of Cupcakes|
|Flippin Pizza||FlippinPizzaCA||Buffalo Chicken Pie|
|Food Farm||foodfarmsd||Soyrizo Chili Fries|
|Mangia Mangia||mangiatruck||Meatball Panini|
|Ms. Patty Melt||pattytruck||Patty Melt Burger|
|Two for the Road||TwofortheroadSD||Cap’n Crunch Crab Cakes|
|Blueprint Café||blueprintcafesd||Signature Salad (FIRST week only)|
|Burlap||burlapsandiego||Red Chili Rock Shrimp|
|Cowboy Star||cowboystarSD||Pan Roasted Chicken Breast|
|Croce’s Restaurant and Bar||CrocesRest||2 Appetizers: The Seared Sea Scallops & the Charbroiled CAB Filet Mignon|
|Cucina Urbana||CUCINAurbana||ANY pizza during lunch|
|Flavor Del Mar||flavordelmar||Heirloom tomato salad with sweet corn relish and Banyuls vinaigrette.|
|Flippin Pizza||FlippinPizzaCA||Buffalo Chicken Pie (4 locations)|
|Kensington Grill||KensingtonGrill||Sweet chili ‘fall off the bone’ pork baby back ribs | jalapeno cheddar cornbread + lime butter|
|Prep Kitchen||prepkitchen||salted caramel brownie|
|Ritual Tavern||RitualTavern||Seafood bouillabaisse|
|Sprinkles||sprinkles||Cinnamon Sugar Cupcake|
|Terra||TerraSD||Potato, Brie & red Onion Quesadillas w/ chipotle honey|
|The Red Door||TheRedDoorSD||Turkey Meatloaf|
|Whisk n’Ladle||whisknladle||Chocolate Pot Du Creme|
Do any of the dishes above strike your fancy? Which dish will you most likely to try this month? Happy eating!
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