Cook and eat locally to support good causes

Want to do good? Just go out to eat—or cook. The following three places offer philanthropic food events geared towards eliminating homelessness, fostering better food literacy and providing resources and promoting good stewardship for farmers.

Help end homelessness: Support the move to end of homelessness in Atlanta by attending the third annual Human Clay Event benefiting Atlanta's Gateway Center. Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails , guests will enjoy libations and signature southern fare prepared by Executive Chef Todd Richards as well as bluegrass music from the Sweet Auburn String Band. A silent auction will also be held during the event. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Gateway Center. To donate or purchase tickets, which are $100, visit

Boorito fundraiser: Chipotle Mexican Grill will host Boorito, a Halloween fundraiser that supports the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. From 5 p.m. to closing, Saturday, Oct. 31, guests dressed in a costume with an "unnecessary" addition will be treated to $3 burritos, bowls, salads and tacos to customers. Unnecessary refers to the extra additives and preservatives that are typically found in fast food—and something Chipotle stands against. Each customer's costume will be an interpretation of this. Proceeds from the fundraiser, up to $1 million, will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

Cook. Eat. Repeat.: Now through Monday, Dec. 7, get in the kitchen and cook with some of Atlanta's most popular chefs from Rathbuns, Miller Union and more via the Simple Abundance culinary series held at The Cook's Warehouse. Participation will help the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), which will donate 100 percent of class tuition. For more details, read "Sign up for cooing classes with chefs from Rathbuns, Miller Union and more."