Though the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal and killed more than 7,000 people on April 25 has receded from the front pages of many newspapers, the country will continue to struggle to recover for many years to come. We’ve been heartened to see an outpouring of support from the restaurant community in the early weeks after the disaster, and though many events have passed, here are seven ongoing opportunities to dine out for good around the US. Please donate generously.
1. For every bottle of water sold at his New York restaurants Jean-Georges, Nougatine, The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, The Inn at Pound Ridge, JoJo, Mercer Kitchen and Perry St, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will donate $5 to Mercy Corps from now through the end of May, after which the restaurant group will continue fundraising efforts to reach the goal of $1 million. For those not in the New York area, direct donations to Mercy Corps are currently being matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $115,000, by MasterCard.
2. Namaste Café in Minneapolis has been steadily raising funds since the earthquake, already gathering more than $25,000 toward their goal of $30,000. Diners can donate at the restaurant or online at namastechai.com.