Support our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program through our annual Dollar-A-Dish Campaign!


Restaurants, breweries and cafes all over San Diego County participate in the Food Bank’s Dollar-A-Dish campaign every year! Each participating location selects a signature dish and/or drink, and every time that menu item is ordered, $1 is donated to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.

About the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food to elementary school students living in poverty. Kids on the program receive free school meals Monday through Friday, but face hunger at home on the weekends. The backpack of food they receive sees them through the weekend so they can return to school ready to learn on Monday.  Click here for more detailed information about the program and participating schools.

Support Dollar-A-Dish by Dining Out in August

We encourage our supporters to visit one of the participating locations and order the featured Dollar-A-Dish menu item in support of our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.

Participating Restaurants and Featured Dishes

Big Front Door – The Keeper

Bivouac Ciderworks – Forager Board

Bolsa – Ca Thang Long

Café Sevilla – Jamon Iberico

Creamistry San Marcos – Regular Ice Cream on a Waffle Cone & Small Ice Cream Cake

CUCINA Urbana – All Pizzas

CUCINA Sorella – All Pizzas

CUCINA Enoteca Newport Beach – All Pizzas

CUCINA Enoteca Del Mar – All Pizzas

CUCINA Enoteca Irvine – All Pizzas

Cueva Bar – Roasted Carrots with Mole on a Baked Sope & Sangria

The Good Seed Food Company – Tofu Bits

International Smoke – Short Rib & California Chrome

INVITA – Cappuccino

La Jolla Public House – New Zealand 100% Grass Fed Kobe Wagyu Burger

Maggie’s Café – South of the Border Benedict & any Maggie’s Bloody Mary

Maggie’s Café Barrio Logan – South of the Border Benedict & any Maggie’s Bloody Mary

Miss B’s Coconut Club – Caribbean Whole Fish

Monzu Fresh Pasta – Cannolo

Myst Lounge – Myst Tacos & Tropical Margarita

Oggi’s Liberty Station – Any Large Specialty Pizza

OB Brewery – Roxy’s Shrimp Tacos

Park & Rec – P&R Oldie

Park 101 – Tri Tip Sandwich

Pizza Nova Point Loma – Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza Nova Solana Beach – Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza Nova San Marcos – Goat Cheese Pizza

Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant Kensington – Churros

Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant Del Sur – Churros

Rosie’s Café – Pay it Forward Omelete & Giving Back Stack

Royale – Tequila Cocktail

Santorini Island Grill – Gyros Plate & Greek Loaded Fries

Simsim Outstanding Shawarma – Simsim Shawarma

Starlite  – Mac and Cheese & Starlite Mule

Sweet Petite Confections – SPC Anniversary 16 pc Bonbon Collection

The Crafty Butchers TAP House – BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

The Kitchen at Bernardo Winery – Aunt Nina’s Vodka Sauce & Seasonal Hummas

The Miller’s Table – Grilled Cheese

Thyme For Lunch – Club Sandwich & Acai Smoothie

Urban Plates Carlsbad – Heritage BBQ Pork Ribs

Urban Plates Del Mar – Heritage BBQ Pork Ribs

Urban Plates La Jolla – Heritage BBQ Pork Ribs

Venice Pizza House – Lasagna

Waypoint Public – Waypoint Burger

WhipHand – Short Rib Fondue

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