Note: This article was originally published on Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry website.
Each year, the beginning of back-to-school season marks Great American Dine Out week. It’s the best time of year to do something small to help end childhood hunger. That’s because, from September 20-26, you can dine out at participating restaurants and a portion of your check will automatically go toward Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger by 2015.
There are lots of ways you can get involved with Share Our Strength throughout the course of the year, but the Great American Dine Out is definitely the easiest.
We all go out to eat anyway, so all we have to do to help is just to make sure that the restaurants we go to during Dine Out week are donating part of their profits to Share Our Strength, and then go out to eat as we normally would.
And accomplishing that much is extremely easy: just head over to our zip search, plug in your zip code, and find a restaurant near you. That’s all it takes!
There’s no shortage of choices, either: thousands of restaurants have signed up to be part of the Great American Dine Out this year, including fine dining, casual eateries, chains, and independent family-run operations. We raised over half a million dollars last year and we aim to surpass even that this year!
So don’t forget to dine out this week, and you won’t get to enjoy just a great meal, but also a great conscience for having done your part to help end the childhood hunger epidemic in the United States.