If, like some members of our team, you're interested in finding ways to help, here's a list of food community members and businesses who've organized events or initiatives to raise funds for organizations fighting these bans (we'll continue to update this as we learn more):
On Sunday, May 19, Café Altro Paradiso in SoHo, NYC (234 Spring Street) is holding a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.
On Monday, May 20, The Assembly in San Francisco, CA (449 14th Street) is hosting a happy hour at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to NARAL Pro-Choice America. (Sign up here.)
On Tuesday, May 21, Short Stories in NoHo, NYC (355 Bowery) is holding a ticketed dinner party at 8:30 p.m. (tickets here). Proceeds go to the Yellowhammer Fund.
On Tuesday, May 21, Tailfeather in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (581 Myrtle Avenue) is hosting a Pro Choice America fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds go to NARAL.
On Wednesday, May 22, Butter & Scotch in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (818 Franklin Avenue) is hosting "Drunk Dial Congress: My Body My Choice!" at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the Yellowhammer Fund.
On Sunday, May 26, Archestratus Books & Food in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (160 Huron Street) is hosting a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go to the Yellowhammer Fund.
On Wednesday, June 12, addo:incubator in Seattle, WA (6420 24th Avenue NW) is holding a fundraiser dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. (Buy tickets here.)
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