I love everything about the holidays. Christmas music, holiday decorations, buying people presents, eating, drinking, and being merry- I love it all! And the city with its decorations and lights is just so charming. But I have to admit that amidst all of the shopping and holiday parties I have a tendency to indulge a little bit too much and get wrapped up in the fabulousness of it all. But over the past few days, efforts on the part of some very hardworking and generous people have given me some perspective and inspiration to pay it forward. Dine Out Against Hunger
Owners Mike Pierce & Scott Youkilis of Maverick in the Mission have spearheaded a great initiative called ‘Dine Out Against Hunger.’ On Thursday, December 18th, along with 12 other Mission restaurants, Maverick is donating 10% of total dinner sales to the San Francisco Food Bank. Maverick is also offering guests that make a donation to the San Francisco Food Bank a 10% discount off of their bill.
The San Francisco Food Bank deserves a special shout out for the incredibly effective work that they do every day, but especially during the holidays. SFFB supplies food to over 600 food programs operated by partnering community service agencies and food pantries throughout the City. Like many other non-profit orgs, their individual and corporate donations are lower than usual, as are food supplies, due to strained economic times and high food costs. Children are especially affected by the work of the Food Bank. A tidbit I found compelling is that less than 20% of the people receiving food assistance are homeless.
I hope you'll consider Dining Out on the 18th to support the SFFB. Maybe I'll see you at one of the participating restaurants: Maverick* A16 Americano Andalu Caffe Sociale Delfina Destino Foreign Cinema Incanto Kuleto's Magnolia Range Serpentine Slow Club SPQR