The devastating fires ripping through Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties have spread over 61,000 acres to displace more than 17,000 people and destroy 400 homes so far. There are a lot of people in need, and some Bay Area food business are getting in on the action of helping out. Here's who you can visit to support donation efforts.
- Healdsburg's Spoonbar will be donating half of all proceeds from dinner this Thursday, September 17 to the victims of the Lake County Fires through a fund that Redwood Credit Union has set up.
- Cornerstone Cellars in Yountville has been a hub for donations since Sunday, coordinating with Fire Relief for Lake County on where to send what supplies. Just yesterday the restaurant coordinated 30 trucks and trailers as well as more cars filled with supplies for victims, like tents, sleeping bags, animal crates and clothing. The restaurant is still collecting physical donations, and are specifically in need of animal crates, animal bedding, flashlights, toothbrushes, batteries, baby wipes, rain coats and cots.
- All three of Curry Up Now's locations (San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Mateo) will donate 10 percent of sales this Monday, September 21 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. to Wine Country Animal Lovers & Petaluma Animal Services to help treat animals injured in the fire.
- ThirstyBear Brewing Company in San Francisco's Financial District will be donating 50 cents from every beer sold of its upcoming Wet Hop Harvest Ale seasonal release. The beer comes on tap starting this Monday, September 21 for about four weeks, and proceeds will benefit Lake County LAC.
- Sonoma Scone Company is upping the ante by donating 100 percent of its proceeds this week to the Red Cross, specifically for Valley Fire relief.
- A portion of proceeds on Wednesday, September 16 from Napa Palisades Saloon is going to relief efforts.
- All week long, The American in San Francisco is donating a portion of proceeds from both locations to the cause.
- All 20 Mary's Pizza Shack locations are donating 20 percent of sales to fire relief on Thursday, September 17.
- Kollar Chocolates in Yountville has created a S'more bar, and 20 percent of the proceeds from each bar will go to victims of both the Lake and Napa Country fires.
- 1313 Main brought 200 fried chicken sandwiches to feed displaced people in Calistoga yesterday, as well as delivering donations of basic goods.
- The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley is donating to the Red Cross, and the company is matching 100 percent of all employee donations.
- Sebastopol Grange, the Farmer's Guild, chef Rob Hogencamp (Sonoma West Medical Center) and Backyard Restaurant in Forestville are throwing a dinner with local farmer-donated food and tons of volunteers. There will also be a silent auction, and it all goes down this Thursday, September 17 at Sepastopol Grange from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
- This Saturday, September 19 from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., RaeSet Asian Grill & Craft Brew in Napa will be donating 20 percent of its proceeds to fire victims.
- Inglenook in Rutherford and Francis Ford Coppola Winery, with support from the Coppola Family, have offered to match Inglenook employee donations up to $10,000 through October 16, as well as let employees work one paid day volunteering at a relief center.
- L'Ptit Laurent in San Francisco is running a special three-course menu Sunday, September 20 through Thursday, September 24 for $30 per person with 10 percent of sales going to the cause.
- From September 28 through October 4, Americano Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco's Hotel Vitale will feature Cultivar Wines and wild mushrooms from Wineforest Wild Foods on a pizza, both of which are based in Napa. Half of the proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Lake County Local Assistance Center.
If you know of any others offering similar donations, please comment below or email us here and we'll update the story.