On Monday, October 2nd, Mendocino Farms (with local outposts in La Jolla and Del Mar) will be participating in “One Night, One Meal, One Nation” Dine Out Day. The charity evening is part of a greater national effort organized by Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan of Commander’s Palace, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and the Louisiana Restaurant Association. As part of the special evening, participating restaurants (including Mendocino Farms) will donate a portion of the proceeds towards individual grants for hospitality workers, as well as to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, and local school partners in the greater Houston and Florida Gulf communities.
Donations will benefit industry workers and organizations in the affected areas, providing relief to hurricane victims and assisting the families in the hospitality industry who were affected by the disasters. A list of participating restaurants can be found on Reserve— the country’s premier hospitality technology platform, helping restaurants and guests connect here. If diners are unable to participate on the night, tax deductible donations can be made via Golden Rule’s Indiegogo for One Meal, One Night, One Nation here or by mailing a check to the Greater New Orleans Foundation at 919 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130—donations should specify “Hurricanes Harvey & Irma Hospitality Employee Relief Fund.” Both are tax deductible.
Confirmed participants include chefs Tom Valenti and Waldy Malouf—the driving forces behind the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund for the surviving family members of restaurant and hospitality industry of the September 11, 2001 attacks—as well as notable chefs Michael Symon, Tom Colicchio, Dante Boccuzzi, Rick Moonen, and Tom Douglas.