Restaurants host Harvey, Irma relief for hospitality workers Oct. 2

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Commander's Palace is one of several New Orleans restaurants participating in One Meal, One Night, One Nation - a nationwide fundraising effort for hospitality workers affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. - COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • Commander's Palace is one of several New Orleans restaurants participating in One Meal, One Night, One Nation - a nationwide fundraising effort for hospitality workers affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

On Oct. 2, restaurants all over the country, including several in New Orleans, will participate in a relief effort for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

One Meal, One Night, One Nation will support hospitality workers affected by both hurricanes. The effort includes participating celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Dante Bocuzzi, Rick Moonen and Tom Douglass.

In New Orleans, participating restaurants include Cafe Adelaide, Commander’s Palace, Palace Cafe, Emeril’s, Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, Press Street Station, SoBou and all Zea Rotisserie & Bar locations in the area.

Participating restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds toward individual grants to restaurant and hotel workers affected by the catastrophic 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.

A news release from the Commander’s family of restaurants expressed gratitude to Alex Brennan-Martin and the Houston community for their support in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods.

“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.”

For a full list of participating restaurants click here.

Diners who are unable to attend can make tax deductible donations through Golden Rule’s Indiegogo for One Meal, One Night, One Nation here 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."

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