Over 40 local restaurants took part and will donate up to 50 percent of their total sales for Friday, April 7 to support famine relief efforts in Somalia.
Large Turn Out
Afro Deli Saint Paul and Minneapolis #Dineoutsomalia great turnout!! Hope all somali restaurants to be busy after jummah prayers and whole day.
On April 7, more than40 restaurants and coffee shops around the metro area will participate inDine Out for Somalia, a one-day fundraiser aiming to help provide relief fordrought and famine. The businesses – most of which are African-inspired and include AfroDeli, Safari Restaurant and RedSea – have pledged to donate a percentage ofthe profits made that day.
And Worth the Wait
— Liz Young (@mnlizzy) April 7, 2017
Many are offering as much as 50 percent. The goal is to raise at least $150,000.
Longtime droughts in Somalia and other areas in the Horn of Africa have become more dire in recent months, putting the lives of more than 20 million people across four countries at risk. International aid workers have called this one of the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than a quarter of a million people died in the country’s last severe drought, which lasted from 2010 to 2012.
And the committee that helped put it all together
Yesterday, part of the organizing committee of #DineOutSomalia that includes business owners and representatives of…