Spring has sprung and the weather’s warming up, which means it’s time to bike for charity! That’s what the folks at Rogue Ales in Portland, Oregon, are thinking. More of the indoor type? Support your local indie movie theater and charities on April and watch the 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. Drink, snack, do your part and be merry.
- San Francisco café Picnic on Third wrapped up its solidarity series with a Syrian-themed menu on Monday, March 27. The seven-day series spread throughout seven Mondays were dedicated to donating tips earned that day to the ACLU.
- Stacy’s Pita Chips is releasing three more limited-edition bags celebrating women as part of the Stacy’s Stands With You campaign. The brand released eight designs earlier this month, donating $10 to Step Up for every bag ordered. The three new bags were submitted by fans and chosen by executives. The new bags will be available for ordering at StacyStandsWithYou.com with donations going toward Step Up again.
- Portland-based Rogue Ales launched their Sack Lunch Ale dedicated to fight childhood hunger. For every pint purchased, Rogue Ales will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry. The beer is available at select locations in Portland, Oregon. The brewery has also teamed up with some local chefs in forming a 12-person cycling team, Sack Lunch PDX, to participate in this year’s Chefs Cycle in Santa Rosa, California, this May. Sack Lunch PDX has also committed to raising $55,000 for No Kid Hungry.
- Several big-name New York restaurants are supporting a bake sale benefitting Planned Parenthood on Sunday, April 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Café Altro Paradiso. Expect goodies from Gramercy Tavern, Momofuku Milk Bar, Del Posto, The Smile, Reynard, Le Coucou, Erin McKenna’s Bakery and more. Signature baked goods from Estela, Flora Bar and Café Altro Paradiso will also be available. More info on the Café Altro Paradiso website.
- Tuesday, April 4 marks Equal Pay Day and to celebrate, W Hotel’s downtown New York location is offering cocktails for 21 percent off for women to represent the 21 percent wage gap between men and women. The hotel has also created two cocktails for the occasion: Girl Code, which combines vodka, pineapple and ginger beer, and Manhattan Queen, which features whiskey, lemon, mint and bitters.
- Also on April 4, art-house theaters across the nation and in Canada, Sweden, Croatia and England are screening 1984, starring the late John Hurt to protest the Trump administration. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to local charities. Brooklyn dine-in theaters Alamo Drafthouse and Nitehawk Cinema will both be donating their proceeds to the New York Civil Liberties Union. Find out if your local theatre is participating here.
- Atlanta Magazine‘s food section is dedicating April’s issue to food activism, with stories about local restaurants and organizations fighting food waste and giving back.