Foodie Fund-Raising Efforts for Haiti

Red velvet cupcakes for a good cause. (Photo courtesy of Sprinkles)

Buy an ever-popular Red Velvet cupcake from any Sprinkles cupcake bakery today and all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

A lot of Bay Area food and wine purveyors are jumping in to help raise funds, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Today through Monday, St. Francis Winery in Santa Rosa and Sequoia Grove Winery in Rutherford also will be donating all tasting room fees to the American Red Cross.

Head on over to the Presidio Cafe in San Francisco, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 18, for the “Wine for Haiti Fund-Raiser.”

More than 20 wines will be poured. Event organizers are asking that the public donate $50 to $100 as the entry fee. Proceeds will benefit Sirona Cares Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, and the American Red Cross. For more information, go to the event’s Facebook page.

Take a pub crawl on Jan. 19 in San Francisco, as part of a fund-raiser for the American Red Cross. Starting at 5 p.m., Rickhouse, Cantina and Rye — all in San Francisco — invite you to make your way from one bar to the next to try a specialty cocktail created at each venue just for this event. Proceeds from these unique libations will be donated to the Red Cross.

On Jan. 23, Pizzaiolo in Oakland, Gioia Pizzeria in N. Berkeley, and Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco will join forces to host a “Bakesale for Haiti.”

All three businesses will be hosting a bakesale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for Dr. Paul Farmer’s Partners in Health, which is raising funds to help that devastated country.

Buy some baked goods or make some to sell.  Find more information on the bakesale’s Facebook page.

Through Jan. 23, Chez Papa Resto in San Francisco will donate all proceeds from lunch and dinner sales of all a la carte desserts to Doctors Without Borders.

On Jan. 26, Amanda’s Feel Good Fresh Food Restaurant in Berkeley will donate 15 percent of sales to the Partners in Health program.

Also on Jan. 26, the First Crush Restaurant Group — First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge; Toast Mill Valley; and Toast Novato — will hold a fund-raiser for Doctors Without Borders. Ten percent of proceeds from all three restaurants that day will be donated to that organization.

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