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This year, in honor of Giving Tuesday, we asked you to join us in the fight to help end childhood hunger. OpenTable diners were given the opportunity to donate their OpenTable dining points to No Kid Hungry®, a campaign of the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. And the support for the #PointsforKids effort has been astounding.
Through OpenTable’s relationship with longtime non-profit partner Share Our Strength, the points donations made over the course of nearly two weeks resulted in 1,251,463 meals for the No Kid Hungry® campaign, which provides nutritious meals to children struggling with hunger in America.
Every 100 points donated provides a child in need with up to five healthy meals. To deepen the impact of this effort, OpenTable matched the first 100,000 meals donated by diners.
We thank you for your generosity and for standing with us and Share Our Strength. For more information on this incredible organization, please visit nokidhungry.org. And, stay tuned for more opportunities to support No Kid Hungry in the coming year.Continue Reading
Want to do good with all those OpenTable Dining Rewards points you’ve accrued? In honor of Giving Tuesday, you can use them to help end childhood hunger. We’re pleased to announce that OpenTable diners now have the opportunity to donate their OpenTable dining points to No Kid Hungry®, a campaign of the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.
Through OpenTable’s relationship with longtime non-profit partner Share Our Strength, points donations made today through Monday, December 11, 2017, will benefit the No Kid Hungry® campaign, which provides nutritious meals to children struggling with hunger in America.
Every 100 points donated can provide a child in need with up to five healthy meals. To deepen the impact of this effort, OpenTable will match donations.
“When you read the stats on childhood hunger and in America, it’s truly startling. Thirteen million kids in the U.S. are struggling to get the food that they need,” said chef Melissa Perello of Frances and Octavia restaurants and Taste of the Nation Chef Chair in San Francisco. “It’s my hope that through our work with Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry that we can help raise awareness and support for the programs that can make sure all children receive the nutritional support that they need to stay healthy and to succeed in school.”
To donate points, simply visit your profile page to view your points and select “donate my points.” From there, you’ll have an opportunity to donate a portion or all of your points in support of No Kid Hungry®. OpenTable will match the first 100,000 meals donated by diners. For more information, please visit nokidhungry.org.
“While the holidays are a special time for dining with friends and family, we cannot forget about those who don’t have that opportunity or know when they’ll receive their next meal,” said Scott Jampol, OpenTable Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We, along with our restaurant partners, hope diners embrace this opportunity so that together we can make a real difference in supporting hungry children this holiday season.”Continue Reading
With the launch of “Let’s Raise the Glass,” helping those impacted by the devastating California wine country wildfires is as easy as ordering a glass of wine.
Let’s Raise the Glass was inspired by Charleston Grill sommelier Rick Rubel with the help of general manager Mickey Bakst as a single restaurant’s effort to donate a portion of the proceeds from every glass or bottle of California wine sold. “Throughout my career, the wineries have always been there to help us with our charitable efforts,” said Bakst. “Now, it’s time for the restaurant community to step up and support the industry that is so essential to our businesses.”
Bakst, along with Daniel Boulud, Sean Brock, Suzanne Goin, and Danny Meyer, are part of the coalition of restaurateurs and chefs who have joined forces with OpenTable in participating in Let’s Raise the Glass, encouraging restaurants to donate a portion of their wine sales through the end of December to the Let’s Raise the Glass Fund, whose proceeds will benefit the Sonoma Resilience Fund and Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. The coalition is also being supported by WPP agencies: MiNY, Wavemaker, H+K, and Kantar.
Diners can find participating restaurants at LetsRaisetheGlass.com. Additional participants are being added every day, so check back often. And, remember to share your support for the campaign by posting a selfie as you’re drinking your favorite California wine using #LRTG on Facebook, G+, Instagram, or Twitter.