Contributing to charity will become a whole lot easier for New Yorkers this weekend. All you have to do is eat out at a restaurant (which shouldn’t be too hard for manhattanites, with their notoriously tiny kitchens).The 12th annual Time Out for Hunger, in collaboration with Time Out New York and the Food Bank for New York City, is back this Sunday. If you dine at one of the 70 participating restaurants on March 29, 10 percent of your check will be donated to the Food Bank for New York City. Participating restaurants include Dos Toros, El Quinto Pino, S’Mac, BLT Prime, Oxido, 21 Club, The Breslin, Annisa, and more.
"Time Out For Hunger is a great way for foodies and families to dine responsibly by participating in the fight against hunger and giving back to our community,” Silvia Davi, Food Bank For New York City’s chief marketing and communications officer. Every dollar raised at a Time Out For Hunger participating restaurant will help Food Bank For New York City provide five meals for New Yorkers in need.”
Since the November 2013 cuts to SNAP, the federal food stamps service, New York City families have lost more than 134 million meals, according to the Food Bank.