The San Francisco Bay Area's restaurants, bars and events teams know a thing or two about taking care of people. So when the calls for help came flooding in from those affected by the Northern California fires, our chefs and makers stepped up.
Here are some of the most delicious ways you can make an impact.
*We will continue to update this piece as we more info on charitable happenings.
Sonoma Fire Benefit and Filipino Ice Cream Social @ Smitten Ice Cream
In honor of Filipino-American Heritage Month, all proceeds and donations collected from tonight's ice cream social will go to the Sonoma Fire Relief. A litany of seasonal flavors—like coconut caramel and salted maple—will be available for tasting. Complimentary wine is also included. Tickets ($45) can be purchased on Eatfeastly. // October 18th, 6:30pm-8:30pm 432 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley), smittenicecream.com
NoLa for the North Bay
On Friday October 13th through Sunday, October 15th, Blue Bottle Coffee will donate $1 for every New Orleans Iced Coffee sold at any of its Bay Area cafes to the Redwood Credit Union's community fund for North Bay fire relief. Go get a caffeeine buzz and spread the word with the hashtag #NolasForTheNorthBay. // Find the cafe nearest you at bluebottlecoffee.com.
Give What You Can Throughout the Week @ The Alembic
For this entire week, the generous folks at The Alembic will be both taking donations and later transporting them to the affected areas of Sonoma, Napa, Novato, and Mendocino. The following list below are supplies they've requested for specifically:
- Food (preferably non-perishables and items that do not need to be refrigerated or heated)
- Clothing (underwear is often overlooked as an item of clothing needed by many)
- Medical supplies (insulin, for example, is one of the most-requested medical needs during any given disaster
- Pet food (for both domestic pets and livestock animals)
// October 11th-15th, 12pm-2am; 725 Haight St. (Haight), alembicsf.com
Dance and Donate @ Level 13 Ultra Lounge
Calling all DJs, vocalists, and all around hype men and women! Next Thursday, Level 13 Ultra Lounge's New Level night in Oakland will host an all-night dance party to benefit relief effort in the North Bay. Volunteers are needed to pull off this shindig. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. // October 19th, (Time still TBD) 341 13th St. (Oakland), level13oakland.com
Enjoy and Upscale Dinner, With a Side of Charity @ Chez Marius and Le P'tit Laurent
Swing by the two French bistros today through Sunday during dinner hours to enjoy cuisine inspired by the warm hillsides mounding the South of France; 50% of all dinner sales will be donated to the Red Cross. // October 12th-15th; 4063 24th St. (Dolores Heights), chezmarius.com and 699 Chenery St. (Glen Park), leptitlaurent.net
Sip and Savor The Smaller Things of Everyday Life @ The Dorian
Now through Sunday, sample the wine offerings currently stocked at The Dorian during their dinner and weekend brunch operations; 50% of all wine sales will go toward wine country relief efforts. // 2001 Chestnut St. (Marina District), doriansf.com
One Love Charity Yoga Event for Fire and Hurricane Refugees @ UC Berkeley
Partake in some charitable, zenful stretching on the other side of the Bay Bridge this Sunday, October 15th, while also helping those who have been affected by the Hurricane Harvey's biblical floods; participants will, too, have the option of donating ($15+) to the Northern California Wildfire Relief Fund upon checkout. // October 15th, 10am-11:15am; 2475 Bancroft Way (Berkeley), eventbrite.com
Dip Your Naan and Donate @ New Delhi Restaurant
The Tenderloin staple curry destination will be hosting a fundraiser later this month, in addition to collecting supplies throughout all of this and next week; all proceeds from the future well-stocked buffet dinner will be donated to on-going relief efforts in North Bay. // October 28th, 5:30pm-10pm; 160 Ellis St. (Tenderloin), newdelhireastaurant.com
Shop and Save People's Livelihoods @ Heritage Eats
From now till Sunday, Heritage Eats will be raising funds and collecting supplies for the Napa Valley Community Foundation; 10% of all sales will go toward the latter mentioned foundation and their relief efforts in Wine Country. // October 12th-15th; 3824 Bel Aire Plaza (Napa), heritageeats.com