Guy Fieri was the spokesman for the first annual Great American Dine Out in 2008. Here's his Public Service Announcement from last year.
This it's second year, Aaron McCargo Jr. is the spokesman. But it doesn't really matter who's speaking up - what matters is that you can easily do something to help. One in six children in America is at risk of hunger. More than 13 million American children live below the poverty line.
During the week of September 20 - 26, 2009, dine out at a participating restaurant in your area. Some restaurants are donating a portion of sales for the week to Share Our Strength, while others are selling T-shirts and bounce back coupons or even creating special menu items to raise much-needed funds. Share Our Strength is a leading organization in the fight against childhood hunger in America. Visit strength.org.
To find a participating restaurant in your area, click here. You'll be taken to a Google map and asked to enter a zip code.
Visit GreatAmericanDineOut.org for more information.
Several restaurants are kicking off the event on Saturday the 19th, also. So be sure to check with your local papers, radio stations and local food and entertainment magazines for special events related to the Great American Dine Out.
Use Google! Just type in "Great American Dine Out" followed by the name of Your Town. See what pops up!
You can also follow the Great American Dine Out on Twitter, at twitter.com/Dine_out.
Moreover, on September 23, 2009, California is celebrating Family Day, with both Maria Shriver and Guy Fieri encouraging people to eat as a family.
Find out more at wearefamily.ca.gov. And if you live or are visiting California on the 23rd, visit www.calrest.org for participating Family Day restaurants.
Neither Johnny Garlic's nor Tex Wasabi's appear to be participating restaurants in either of these events.
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