On April 19, you can eat your cake and donate, too.
Dozens of local restaurants in Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Palo Alto are donating a portion of their sales to support children receiving care at the at Stanford. The 4th annual event is called Dine Out for Packard.
No matter what meal of the day you are eating, or whether it's just a cup of coffee, some of your money will go to the Packard Children's Hospital, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.The hospital supports services not covered by insurance to patients and families at the hospital. Any local child can receive care at the hospital regardless of ability to pay.
More than 80 restaurants, coffee houses and other establishments are participating, a 40 percent increase over last year, said Samantha Go, community events manager.
Details of how much of a donation is given, and what time windows the dining-for-donations take place (lunch, dinner, after dinner, all day) are found on the Dine Out For Packard website.
The bulk of local businesses in Menlo Park will donate 10-20 percent of their sales. In Palo Alto, the percentage is higher. One business, the San Francisco Soup Company, is donating 50 percent of sales, while some are donating 30 percent, and others 25 percent.
The biggest percentage of sales donations comes from , at the Stanford Shopping Center, which is donating 100 percent of its sales of its popular Red Velvet Cupcake (vegan and gluten-free versions, too, because this is, of course, the Bay Area). Last year was the first time it participated, and offered the Red Velvet Cupcake, then.
"It's our best selling flavor, so it's a great jump-off point to highlight the event," said Sprinkles general manager Lillian Choi.
, , are some of the participating places in Menlo Park.
Find other participating local businesses by clicking on the town where you will be when it is food time.
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