Kevin Gillespie will cook for Back on the Farm at the Atlanta History Center.
Photo: Atlanta History Center Facebook page
Photo: Atlanta History Center Facebook page

Ways to eat well and do good this month in metro Atlanta

There are plenty of ways to benefit good causes while eating delicious food from some of your favorite chefs this month.

•Several metro Atlanta restaurants are offering supporting the organization CURE Childhood Cancer throughout September with special sales and events:


Empire State South, Atlanta: The restaurant will donate $1 for every farm egg appetizer sold during September. 


Village Burger, all locations: All three Village Burger locations will offer a decal program where customers may purchase a gold ribbon to sign and hang on the wall for a $1 or $5 donation. The restaurants will also sell special edition t-shirts and provide collection jars at all registers.


Community Cup, Cumming: The coffeehouse will sell rainbow color-changing cups with 100% of proceeds going to CURE and will donate 100% of its edible gold shimmer topping to CURE. They also enable an option for people to donate money directly to CURE all month long.


Cheeky Craft Cantina, multiple locations: All Cheeky locations will offer a decal program where customers may purchase a gold ribbon to sign and hang on the wall for a $1 or $5 donation. Cheeky will also donate $2 for every Gold Signature Margarita sold in September to CURE. 


Slow Pour Brewing Company, Lawrenceville: In memory of a local child, Owen Day, who lost his battle with cancer in 2017, 25 percent of the proceeds made during the month of September from the Tasting Room sales of their Nostalgia IPA will go to CURE. 


Chick-fil-A, Avalon Alpharetta: From 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25, Chick-fil-A Avalon will donate 20 percent of sales to CURE and will also collect cash donations. The restaurant will provide food coupons to anyone that makes a cash donation of $5 or more. This location makes these contributions in memory of Kylie Myers and in support of Bailey Moody and Peyton Gully.


•More than 30 metro Atlanta restaurants will participate in Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, which raises money to help end childhood hunger. When guests dine out at a partner restaurant, they can donate in exchange for rewards, with every $1 donated providing a child with up to 10 meals. Participating eateries include locations of Marlow’s Tavern, Ted’s Montana Grill and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. See a complete list and get more information here. 

•Amélie’s French Bakery & Café is celebrating 10 years of business this month by giving back to two nonprofit organizations in Atlanta. From Sept. 10 – Oct. 10, all proceeds from the sales of the Birthday Cake French Macaron, which features a cake batter buttercream filling between two macaron cookies with rainbow sprinkles, will be donated evenly to  the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Midtown Assistance Center. For more information, visit

•Provide support to Smith Family Farm and the Atlanta History Center 4-H Community Club on Sept. 14 by attending Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event. Read more here.

•East Pole is celebrating one year of being open at Armour Yards with a party from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 14 featuring food, drinks and live entertainment. Proceeds from tickets, which are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, will benefit the Giving Kitchen. Read more here. 

•Proceeds from the ninth annual Southern Chefs Potluck Sept. 16 at The Inn at Serenbe go to Wholesome Wave Georgia’s programs aimed at providing fresh, healthy foods for low-income and food-insecure families. Read more here.

•Help support local nonprofit The Giving Kitchen, which provides assistance to those in need who work in the restaurant industry, on Sept. 24 at City Winery’s Barrel of Chefs event. Read more here.

• Eating well and doing good collide at the 15th annual Party in the Kitchen Sept. 27 at American Spirit Works , benefiting Open Hand Atlanta, a nonprofit that delivers meals to at-risk youths and families and other communities. Read more here.


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