September 8th, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in Chicago

 September 8th, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in Chicago

Chicago is a city known for having a multitude of dining options. Thanks to NoKid Hungry, you have a chance to help end childhood hunger in the US by simply dining out on September 8th.

On Tuesday, September 8th, No Kid Hungry is working with restaurants around the country (including the Chicago area) on a fundraising effort. The process is relatively simple: find a participating restaurant via http://dineout.nokidhungry.org/maps. (Venue choices are relatively diverse, ranging from independent venues to franchise-based venues like Corner Bakery Cafe and Bar Louie). Ways to donate will be simple, from coupons to giveaways, and quite honestly - it's a great blending of social purpose and practical activity.

(For those who think this may be nothing more than "slacktivism" something to consider - No Kid Hungry pledges that every $1 donated can connect a child struggling with hunger with 10 meals. In a country where 1 out of 5 children may not know where their next meal is coming from....that can be powerful). In 2014, No Kid Hungry's efforts provided meals for over 89 million children in need. Of course, participants are encouraged to share via their social media channels using the #NoKidHungry hashtag).

It may not sound like much, especially given talk about budget woes. But at the very least, it's a way to make a tangible difference in Chicago.

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