Worthy Causes

Kickstart This: Hot Bread Kitchen Helps Train Immigrant Women In Bakery

It's an alternative to expensive culinary school
Oct 28, 2014 2:30 pm

Hot Bread Kitchen tops our list of worthy causes we’ve come across lately. An alternative to expensive culinary school, the Women Bake Bread Scholarship provides a yearlong paid training for low-income, immigrant women. The training curriculum tackles key elements of bakery work, as well as in-demand skills for culinary positions, including speed, accuracy, safe food handling and punctuality. And you can help through Kickstarter.

Eat Sandwiches, Salads From NYC's Best Chefs, Support A Good Cause

Join the ongoing monthly program at Feel Food café
Oct 17, 2014 12:00 pm

It’s a no brainer. Who wouldn’t want to eat a light lunch cooked by one of the city’s most promising young chefs for a good cause? Feel Food, a health food café in New York City’s West Village, is launching a program in collaboration with Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard NYC initiative. Each month, the café will feature an exclusive dish – a salad or sandwich – created by a different chef from one of the city’s top restaurants. What's first?

The Awesome ALS Benefit At NYC's Hearth Didn't Involve Ice Buckets

Great chefs, great cause. And check out the menu.
Sep 25, 2014 4:00 pm

This past Monday in New York City, seven A-list chefs came together to cook at Hearth, in a benefit for A Life Story Foundation, a charity dedicated to the fight against ALS. Unlike the recent Ice Bucket Challenge, this good cause centered around a seven-course menu prepped by Hearth's Marco Canora, Gramercy Tavern's Michael Anthony, Michael Symon, Bill Telepan, Jonathan Benno (Lincoln), and the great pastry chefs Claudia Fleming and Karen Demasco. Check out photos and the menu.

Farm On's Hudson Valley Education Center, Christened By Alice Waters

Empire Farm opens this weekend in Copake, NY
Sep 24, 2014 3:00 pm

It had to happen eventually: Alice Waters, the West Coast's poster gal for eating seasonally and locally, will grace New York's similar-minded region this weekend when she cuts the ribbon at the brand new Empire Farm in the Hudson Valley. The ceremony is slated to take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival benefitting Farm On! Foundation, with Waters helping roll out the new educational facility. If you're in the New York City area and looking for a fun food event, this should be the ticket.

No Crying Over Spilled Wine! Napa Valley Vintners Rally For Quake-Affected Workers

Wine-supported fund will benefit disaster victims
Sep 11, 2014 3:15 pm

Napa Valley power couple Steve and Jill Matthiasson are among a group of area vintners who have mobilized to raise funds for wine-industry workers displaced by last month's earthquake. Find out how you can help (and get your hands on a nice bottle of red in the process) right here.

Dale Talde Pops Up On Tuesday To Raise Money For Youth Basketball

Support Talde's Dynasty Project, eat great food
Jun 5, 2014 12:30 pm

We are in the midst of the NBA Finals. As in, basketball is taking over our brains. New York City chef Dale Talde is likely thinking the same thing — if you ever visit his Park Slope restaurant Talde, you’ll likely see the chef rocking a Bulls snapback. But Talde has taken his love of basketball a step further with his involvement in the Dynasty Project. Ready to help basketball-loving kids and eat awesome food all at the same time? 

Meanwhile, In Saudi Arabia: A Charity Refrigerator Feeds Hungry Neighbors

Sharing your leftover food has never been so easy
May 15, 2014 12:00 pm

This photo was tweeted by influential Saudi theologian and imam Sheikh Mohamad al-Arefe to his nearly 9 million followers, praising the anonymous man's innovative "indirect" spin on charity and encouraging others to do the same. Behold: simple genius powered by social media and just a smidge of electricity. Read all about it, after the jump. 

NYC: Taste Of The Nation Announces Its Restaurant Lineup

Share Our Strength charity event is April 28
Apr 14, 2014 9:30 am

It's one of the best food and drink events of the year, and all of the proceeds go directly to charity. That's right, New York, it's Taste Of The Nation, the annual tastearound/drinkaround featuring many of the city's top restaurants and bars serving up all you can eat/drink items for a great cause. Proceeds from the event benefit Share Our Strength, an organization devoted to ending childhood hunger. Details and the killer lineup, right this way. 

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