Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
A few weeks ago, we spotlighted restaurants that said no kids allowed.
It turns out that several kids out there have things to do besides worry about getting shut out of steak houses in Pittsburgh or Mexican fish spots in Houston. They’re busy figuring out how to feed hungry children around the world, fight child slavery and get rid of Styrofoam.
So let’s have a big round of applause for these extraordinary kids, and support everything they’re doing.
Her memoir "NeverSeconds: The Incredible Story of Martha Payne" is now available in paperback, and each copy sold donates funds to feed 25 schoolchildren in Malawi through Mary’s Meals. Jamie Oliver is a fan.
Make a Stand Lemon-Aid: Fighting Child Slavery
The lemonade stand now exists as an online campaign through which you can buy the lemonade; it’s also available retail in the western US, to contribute to the cause.
Katie’s Krops: Gardening to Fight Hunger
Katie’s Krops offers annual grants to kids ages 9 to 16 to start vegetable gardens and give the entire harvest to those in need (grantees decide where to donate the produce—homeless shelters, food banks, their school classmates, soup kitchens, neighbors and others).
She garnered 134,497 signatures, successfully prompting Jamba Juice to make a public commitment to stop using polystyrene cups by the end of 2013.
Healthy McDonald’s Campaigner
The group is campaigning to force McDonald’s to stop marketing to children through its mascot Ronald McDonald and Happy Meals.
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