Local Chefs Band Together to Support Share Our Strength

nokidWhether they prefer fancy or folksy food, Charleston diners have a number of opportunities this fall to support Share Our Strength’s fight against childhood hunger.

Throughout the month of September, restaurant chains including Mellow Mushroom, Arby’s, Denny’s, CiCi’s Pizza, TGIFriday’s and Bruegger’s Bagels will donate a portion of their sales to the No Kid Hungry campaign. The campaign last year raised $5.9 million to fund school and summer nutrition programs; educate families about healthy eating and raise national awareness of child hunger. This year, the goal is $10 million.

Restaurants are also offering various incentives for customers to give directly to Share Our Strength: At Mellow Mushroom, customers who donate $25 or more will receive a free sausage hoagie, chips, drink and a t-shirt.

The Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry dinner at L’Atelier de Le Creuset on Nov. 3 is likely to be short on hoagies and chips, but it will have a surfeit of chefs. The four-course dinner, sponsored by the Indigo Road Restaurant Group, features 23 of Charleston’s top chefs, including – among the non-Indigo representatives — Sean Brock, Mike Lata, Ken Vedrinski, Craig Deihl, Kevin Johnson, Josh Walker, Sarah O’Kelly and Josh Keeler.

Tickets to the 6 p.m. dinner, preceded by a VIP reception at 5 p.m., are $125. To reserve, call (202)808-7859 or visit the website.

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