San Diego restaurants are joining together for the month of August to support the fifth annual ‘Dollar a Dish’ fundraiser benefiting the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.

Participating restaurants have selected a best-selling signature dish, and throughout the month of August they will contribute $1 to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program for every dish sold.

The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with food to chronically hungry elementary school children who receive free school breakfasts and lunches during the week, but face hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable.

We are encouraging our supporters to visit your local participating ‘Dollar a Dish’ restaurant and help us feed hungry children in our community.

The following restaurants are participating in this year’s fundraiser:

Supporters Signature Dishes/Products Location Website
1 Alchemy Southpark
2 Busalcchi’s A Modo Mio Hillcrest
3 Café Japengo Kona Spiced Seared Ahi with forbidden Rice Risotto UTC La Jolla
4 Cucina Urbana Any Pizza During Lunch Bankers Hill
5 Cueva Bar Vegan Flat Bread with Chimichurri, Arugala, Alvocado, Tarragon and Chile Oil University Heights
6 Davanti Enoteca Little Italy Location: Focaccia di Recco (description: Ligurian style baked focaccia and fresh cow cheese with the option to add honeycomb.
Del Mar: Mascarpone Polenta + Ragu of the day
Del Mar & Little Italy Locations
7 FIRST Avenue Bar & Grille Pan Roasted Local Halibut With White Corn Succotash, Avocado Puree, EVOO  Downtown
8 Fish Public Grilled Octopus Kensington
9 Mia Francesca Pollo Romano Del Mar
10 Millies Gelato Solana Beach
11 Morada – The Inn at RSF Fish Tacos Rancho Santa Fe
12 Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden Seafood Bouillabiasse Northpark
13 The Wild Thyme Company Chef’s Choice Artisan Cheese Board Miramar

Food 4 Kids Backpack Program – Introductory Video