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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

S.F. Steps Up to Help the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Ginataang, Skool Restaurant
  • Ginataang, Skool Restaurant

We've seen the horrific images, heard the rising death tolls (reportedly, over 4,000 with thousands more injured, missing and displaced) and felt for the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan -- the deadliest Philippine typhoon since 1991. Although the disaster is half a world away, Bay Area restaurants and organizations are rising up to provide aid and relief for the victims.

Build Pizzeria

If you're in the East Bay tonight, check out Build Pizzeria's Cooking Up Community's Monthly Happy Hour. 10 percent of all proceeds will be donated to Tigra Transnational's Relief and Resilience fund. The event is sponsored by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity.2286 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 94704

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The S.F. Mandarin Oriental is hosting a Filipino-inspired happy hour tomorrow from 4-7pm, with 50% of the sales donated to support relief efforts. Enjoy oysters, Pork Lumpia and Lumpiang Gulay spring rolls, chicken barbecue skewers, and atsara--pickled papaya with carrots, pearl onions, peppers and raisins, and Longganisa, a sweet sausage seasoned with garlic with quail egg, rice, and tomato. Try the Far East gin and tonic, a citrus lemongrass blend of Bombay Sapphire East gin mixed with Sensei #1. Items are $8 each.

222 Sansome St., SF 94104

Wing Wings

This Saturday, November 23, Wing Wings will donate 10 percent of its total sales toward relief efforts for typhoon victims. Bring all your friends between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and don't hold back on the fried chicken -- it's for a good cause. 422 Haight Street, SF 94117

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

On Tuesday, November 26, Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. is hosting "Pampered by the Chef Night" at 5 p.m. to raise money for victims of Typhoon. Guests are encouraged to donate, and the brewery will match the funds, with 100 percent of the proceeds given to the World Food Programme. Executive Chef Gaston Alfaro will serve complimentary Filipino bites including lumpia, adobo chicken lettuce wraps, and pancit Canton. 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay 94019

Fort McKinley Restaurant & Bar

On Wednesday, November 27, Fort McKinley is hosting a pre-Thanksgiving fundraising dinner, with part of the proceeds donated to typhoon relief. An additional fundraising event will take place on December 6 in conjunction with the SF Filipino Chamber of Commerce and the SF-Manila Sister City Commission, with a prix fixe menu, live music, comedy, and dancing. Tickets vary from $10-$50. 101 Brentwood Drive, South SF

Skool Restaurant

Until next Saturday, November 30, Skool is hosting the Skool Family Donation Drive in Support of the Children of the Philippines. Order dinner and the Ginataang, a Philippines-inspired black rice dessert and Skool will donate 100 percent of the price to UNICEF, to provide aid to affected Filipino children. 1725 Alameda St, SF 94103

San Francisco Food Bank and OrderAhead

The SF Food Bank and OrderAhead, an app designed for easy food ordering and pickup, have teamed up to launch a virtual food bank, OrderAhead to Give. Donate a dollar to UNICEF's Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, a can of soup, or a Thanksgiving turkey, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to relief charities. The procurement and delivery of donated items will be handled by OrderAhead. Access the virtual food bank on your desktop or download the OrderAhead app on an iPhone or Android. Do a good deed, S.F.-style: from the tips of your fingers.

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