Bay Area restaurants hold fundraisers for wildfire victims
Sales proceeds will be donated to various relief efforts
Bay Area restaurants are scheduling fundraisers to assist the victims of the disastrous wildfires in Wine Country and beyond. Here’s how you can help (and if you hear of other efforts, let us know at food@bayareanewsgroup. com):
ITALIAN MEALS » Both locations of Enoteca La Storia will hold weekend fundraisers. At the Los Gatos restaurant (416 N. Santa Cruz Ave.), 10 percent of all meal sales from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday will be donated to the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership in Napa, which is helping coordinate relief efforts there. Also, 5 percent of retail sales all day will be donated. The downtown location (320 W. St. John St.) will donate proceeds from meal sales there from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun- day; a silent auction is also planned.
FOOD TOURS » Book a future Oakland food tour for 2017 or 2018 with Local Food Adventures by Sunday, and the company will donate 25 percent of all profits to the F. I. S. H. food bank in Santa Rosa. Applies to gift card purchases also.
FRENCH DINNERS » In San Francisco, two French restaurants — Chez Marius and Le P’tit Laurent — will donate 25 percent of dinner sales Sunday through Thursday to the Red Cross for fire recovery efforts. The former is at 4063 24th St. and the latter at 699 Chenery St.
PIZZA PROCEEDS » Owner Rocco Biale of Rocco’s Ristorante Pizza, 2909 Ignacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, will donate 25 percent of all proceeds on Thursday to the Napa Valley Community Founda- tion. This applies to both dine- in and takeout orders.
ICED COFFEE » Today through Sunday, Blue Bottle Coffee will donate $1 for every New Orleans iced coffee sold in its Bay Area cafes to the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund. Find locations in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Mateo/ Bay Meadows.
PIER39 » In San Francisco, the Simmons family’s five Simco Restaurant Group eateries at Pier 39 will donate 10 percent of all sales on Saturday to Red Cross fire relief efforts. They are the Fog Harbor Fish House, Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, Wipeout Bar & Grill, Biscoff Coffee Corner, Nathan’s Hot Dog Cart and the Biscoff Coffee Corner Cart.