The California Restaurant Association is dedicated to bettering the community through numerous philanthropic efforts throughout the year. In September 2013, San Diego Restaurant Week and the California Restaurant Association were able to donate over $5,000 in support of organizations such as The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties, Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Mama’s Kitchen.
The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter proudly serves over 3 million people across the two counties. The California Restaurant Association is overwhelmed with joy to contribute to such a meaningful organization that is able to provide the necessities of life to those in need during emergencies such as food and shelter that can be sometimes be taken for granted. The American Red Cross San Diego/ Imperial chapter also continuously assists members of our armed forces and their families while also teaching lifesaving skills and more.
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County and is continuously striving to advocate for the hungry and spread the words about hunger in our community. As a seasoned supporter of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, the California Restaurant Association is thrilled to report that last year the Food Bank distributed nearly 20 million pounds of food and served, on average, 320,000 people per month in San Diego County!
The third charity very important to the California Restaurant Associationis Mama’s Kitchen who believes in nourishing the heart, one meal at a time. Focusing on providing AIDS and cancer victims with the basic necessity of life – nutritious food, this volunteer-driven and non-profit organization is truly an inspiration to not only the restaurant community, but San Diego County as well.
The California Restaurant Association is extremely enthusiastic about supporting the efforts of all three of these fabulous local charities throughout the year. Learn more about the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Mama’s Kitchen by following the links below.