From bake sales to charity dinners, we all know that giving feels good, especially when there’s food involved! There are plenty of restaurants supporting deserving charities out there, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites.

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Shake Shack 3rd Annual Great British Shake Sale

This year marks the 3rd Great British Shake Sale from Shake Shack, a company-wide initiative taking place throughout May 2016 at all UK Shacks. Its goal is to raise awareness and funds for Action Against Hunger in its effort to end childhood hunger in the UK. Customers who donate £2.00 or more to Action Against Hunger will receive a card for a complimentary hand-spun shake valued at £5.25 with one hundred percent of money raised going to Action Against Hunger. To find out more,visit http://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk

Soup for Syria at Arabica Bar and Kitchen

Since January 2016, Arabica Bar and Kitchen has been supporting the Soup for Syria initiative, established to provide urgently needed food relief for Syrian refugees in the Levant. Following the success of their winter red lentil soup, they have introduced a healthy chilled summer soup which will include £2 donation to the Soup for Syria campaign. To date, the initiative has raised over £1,300.

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James Walters commented: “Being a Levantine inspired restaurant we don’t feel that we can simply sit back and ignore the crisis in Syria. Teaming up with Soup for Syria, means all profits go straight to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR to provide urgently needed food relief for Syrian refugees in the Levant… it’s the very least we can do to raise awareness and donate money raised from a dish on the menu as a gesture of compassion and solidarity. The soup is £5 a bowl – its a light refreshing summery blend of avocado, yellow pepper, cucumber, spring onions and mint. It’s healthy, packed full of flavour and we hope it will leave guests feeling a sense of solidarity of our shared humanity.” 

 Salt Yard Group: Little gestures

Each restaurant within the Salt Yard Group supports a different charity by adding a discretionary donation of £1.00 on to each bill. While it may seem a small gesture, these little donations add up to a big difference for the organisations they benefit. 

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Salt Yard support Phoenix Flame, a charity based in West London that encourages hands-on learning with food, healthy eating and education with young people. Dehesa’s scheme donates to Switchback, an intensive mentoring programme that supports young people going through the criminal system to make positive, life-changing decisions. Opera Tavern’s donations support Shuktara to continue their vital work with children and young people affected by disabilities in Kolkata, India through housing, health support and love. Ember Yard sends their donation to The Cardinal Hume Foundation, and organistaion that empowers and educates young people and families in need the skills and power to overcome poverty and homelessness.