90+ Seattle restaurants, cafes, and bars raising money for immigrant rights

Wednesday, dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bars across Capitol Hill and Seattle will donate a portion of their profits to support the NW Immigrant Rights Project.

Wednesday’s Chefs Together+Seattle event will see more than 90 venues donating 10% of proceeds to the non-profit dedicated to “defending and advancing the rights of immigrants.” UPDATE: Organizers say the number has climbed to more than 140 across Seattle and the Eastside.

Chefs Together+Seattle benefitting NW Immigrant Rights Project

The +togetherSEATTLE project dedicated to “raising awareness and funds in support of human rights” was formed by founders Ericka Burke, Brian Clevenger, Monica Dimas, Tamara Murphy, Ethan Stowell, John Sundstrom, Kirsten Graham, Kate Jarvis, and Tara Clark.

“I was instantly on board,” Monica Dimas, owner of Capitol Hill projects including Neon Taco and Westerman’s Bagels, said about the group. “We had a great meeting and came up with a lot of ideas. Chefs are a big-hearted and creative bunch!”

“Supporting human rights and fighting for equality for everyone, no matter where they come from, is an ongoing need,” John Sundstrom, chef/owner of Lark, Slab Sandwiches + Pie, and Southpaw,” said in the announcement of the group’s mission.

Participating Hill-area venues in Wednesday’s fundraiser include Bar Ferdinand, Bar Melusine, Central District Ice Cream, Cupcake Royale, Foreign National, Fuel Coffee, Mamnoon, Monsoon, Nue, Rocket Taco, Smith, and many more. A full roster can be found here.

You can learn more or make a donation at togetherseattle.org/chefs/.

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