More than a dozen restaurants in the Short North Arts District are partnering with the Children’s Hunger Alliance to help eliminate childhood hunger.
“This is such an important cause,” said Executive Director of the Short North Alliance Betsy Pandora. “We here in the Short North have such great, creative, fun places where people get to enjoy food every day, and we think it’s important to help the community give back.”
More than one in five children in Ohio live in food insecure households and struggle with hunger. That’s more than half a million children— more than the entire population of the city of Cleveland.
“[It is an opportunity] for people who are fortunate, who can’t go out to dinner at one of these great restaurants in that area, to think about kids who really need their help,” said Children’s Hunger Alliance President and CEO Judy Mobley.
To receive 5% off your bill at one of the participating restaurants, text FOOD4KIDS to 7412. Then, follow the link from that text reply to make a donation and show your donation receipt to your server.
Restaurants that are participating: basi italia, Belgian Iron Wafel Co., Brassica Short North, Condado Tacos Short North, Donatos Short North, Hai Poké, Harvey & Ed’s, Marcella’s Short North, Martini, Melt Short North, The Guild House, The Lox Bagel Shop, The Pearl, and The Table.
“A small donation goes a long way,” Mobley added. “We, fortunately, help kids at after-school programs. Sometimes that’s the last meal don’t have of the day. We also help kids in the summer when they’re used to having school breakfast and lunch, and then, in the summer they lose that security.
The partnership runs from February 20-27, and is also helping promote CHA’s Menu of Hope event Monday, February 25. For more information on that event and to purchase tickets click HERE.