One Meal, One Night, One Nation was created to raise funds to support hospitality industry workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. A portion of participating restaurants' proceeds Oct. 2 will go toward individual grants to restaurant and hotel workers affected by the storms, as well as to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and local school partners in the greater Houston and Florida Gulf communities.
Local restaurants including Cafe Adelaide, Commander's Palace (pictured), Palace Cafe, Emeril's, Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak, Press Street Station, SoBou and all Zea Rotisserie & Bar locations in the area joined the nationwide effort.
A news release from the Commander's Palace family of restaurants expressed gratitude to Alex Brennan-Martin and the Houston community for their support in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures.
"After Hurricane Katrina, the hospitality community was there for New Orleans, and we'll never forget it," Ti Adelaide Martin said in the statement. "Alex Brennan-Martin started the New Orleans Hospitality Workers Disaster Relief Fund, and with a National Dine Out Day as well as additional fundraising, raised and gave away over a million dollars in small grants to help individuals in New Orleans. Today, we are returning the favor." People can make tax-deductible donations through Golden Rule's Indiegogo page for One Meal, One Night, One Nation or by mailing a check to the Greater New Orleans Foundation at 919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113. Donations should specify "Hurricanes Harvey & Irma Hospitality Employee Relief Fund."