Red Pepper Taqueria Buckehad to Host Smith Family Charity Dine-Out Event
Sometimes asking for help can be the most difficult question of all, which is why restaurateur and chef Mimmo Alboumeh is hosting a charitable dine-out event for Lacey and Will Smith onWednesday, September 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Red Pepper Taqueria in Buckhead. With two of their three children, five-year old Liam and two-year Emma, undergoing treatment for Leukemia, the Smith family launched a crowdfunding page to help cover the costs of their escalating medical bills. With a goal to raise $100,000 via their YouCaring.com page, www.youcaring.com/supportthesmiths, Red Pepper Taqueria will donate 20% of sales from the dine-out event to the Smith Family and offer a number of specials including $3 Mexican Break™ shots, $3 Tecate Beer, $3 Select Craft Beers, and $6 RPT Margaritas. Diners will also have the opportunity to sign children’s books for Liam, Emma and Ella Smith throughout the dine-out so they know how much Atlanta supports them through this difficult time. While the family is based out of Jacksonville, Fla., their story has been closely watched by many Atlantans who continue to offer support in an effort to raise much-needed funds. To learn more about the Smith Family and to follow their journey and/or to make a donation, visit www.youcaring.com/supportthesmiths.
For more information about Red Pepper Taqueria in Buckhead please visit www.eatredpepper.com.
Funds raised support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign
More than 16 million American children live without consistent access to food. This September, for the 4th consecutive year, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign by raising funds in their restaurants. During the month of September at Mellow Mushroom, there are four exciting ways to be a part of this initiative.
- Make a donation at www.mmnokidhungry.comof $10 and receive a FREE small cheese pizza.
- Make a donation at www.mmnokidhungry.comof $25 or more and receive a FREE small cheese pizza and a limited edition House of Shroom t-shirt.
- Purchase Mellow Mushroom’s limited edition House of Shroom kids’ t-shirt at www.houseofshroom.comand Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry.
- Share your Mellow Mushroom moments on Instagram using hashtags #MellowCupcake and #NoKidHungry and a $3 donation will be made on your behalf to No Kid Hungry.
Each $1 raised is equivalent to 10 meals for hungry children. This year Mellow Mushroom’s goal is to raise $150,000, providing 1.5 million meals for children without food. “Childhood hunger is a very serious issue in this country. We are humbled to be involved with a cause that can help find a solution,” Annica Kreider, VP of Brand Development for Mellow Mushroom says.
In 2014, the 8,661 participating restaurants raised $8.9 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign. These funds are used to raise awareness of child hunger in the U.S., create public-private partnerships that align kids with the resources they need, support nutrition programs like School Breakfast and Summer Meals, and educate kids and their families on how to cook healthy meals with limited resources.
Since the launch of the No Kid Hungry campaign in 2010, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry has increased more than 600% with an average of double-digit growth.
For more information about Mellow Mushroom please visit www.mellowmushroom.com.