This coming Tuesday, August 29, 2006, is the national Restaurants for Relief2 dine out evening. Across the country, participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to Share Our Strength’s Hurricane Katrina relief fund.

It’s hard to imagine that a full year later, recovery from the devastation Katrina (and Rita) wrought across the Gulf Coast is far from complete. In some of the hardest hit areas, it’s hardly begun. But when you consider the scale of the disaster–an area bigger than Great Britain demolished–it’s clear just how much work must be done to rebuild (and more importantly revitalize) the coastal communities.

Although we’re big proponents of the notion that one of the best things you can do for your health is to spend more time in your own kitchen, we also love to eat out; we relish the luxury of being served; we appreciate the change of venue. Still, more evenings than not, we prefer to eat in. This Tuesday, however, is one time that spending a little time out of your own kitchen can really be beneficial, particularly for others still in need. Choose wisely from what’s offered and it can be a healthy win-win for all.

If just by dining out August 29, we can do a little more to help and have a good time and a good meal to boot, why not do it?

Click here to find a Restaurants for Relief2 participating restaurant in your area.

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