April 7th Fundraiser for Somali Relief Efforts
Dine Out for Somalia is a one day fundraising event to support current drought and famine relief efforts in Somalia. Inspired by community members who wanted to give back, a few restaurant owners in Minneapolis got together to brainstorm on how they could play a role, spread awareness and get others involved. The goal is to raise over $150,000 to support relief efforts.
Most of the participating businesses have pledged to donate 50% of sales, with others donating as much as they can.
There are many ways to support businesses may be in the position to donate a portion of their sales. We encourage both individuals and business owners to make a direct donation of whatever amount makes sense. Every dollar helps.
After several years of drought, Somalia is currently dangerously close to famine that has put over 6 million people in danger. The situation is and unprecedented crisis calls for everyone who can step up to help in whatever way they can. As the situation worsens, the UN has warned millions more will face food insecurity and lack of clean water.
- UN aid chief urges global action as starvation, famine loom for 20 million across four countries
- Drought Threatens To Drive Famine In Somalia As Hunger Kills More Than 100
- Somalia declares 'national disaster' over drought
100% of all donations will go towards the , the American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA), American Somali Relief Agency, Amoud Foundation, Arlaadi Aid, MN Community of African People with Disabilities, Humanitarian African Relief Organization, Read Horn of Africa USA, Somali-American Relief Organization, Somalia Rebuild Organization.