How to help: Austin restaurants donating portion of weekend sales to Uvalde relief

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People in the Uvalde community pay their respects to the Robb Elementary School shooting victims May 26 at the City of Uvalde Town Square.
People in the Uvalde community pay their respects to the Robb Elementary School shooting victims May 26 at the City of Uvalde Town Square.

More Austin restaurants have announced plans to contribute to relief efforts in Uvalde following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in the South Texas town.

A portion of proceeds from sales Saturday and Sunday will go to verified GoFundMe campaigns that have been established to assist the families in Uvalde.

Austin Food Adventures, an Instagram page that provides opinions about food in the Austin area, helped organize the effort, called "Dine with Uvalde."

Amanda Wong, who runs the account, said Saturday she felt with her platform it was easy to bring business together for a good cause.

"This event allows (individuals) to support their favorite businesses and help out the families of the victims of the shootings," Wong said.

Donate here: Support families of victims killed or injured in the shooting

The following businesses will donate 10% of all sales on Saturday, according to the event post:

  • Kiin Di

  • Chi'Lantro BBQ

  • Eldorado Cafe

  • Paprika

  • Show Me Pizza

  • Sally & Scott Amburgey

The following businesses will donate 10% of all sales on Sunday:

  • Kome Sushi Kitchen

  • Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats

  • Seouljuatx

  • Smokin Beauty

  • Happy Rito Seafood

  • Chi'Lantro BBQ

  • Fil N Viet

  • Fierce Whiskers

  • LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue

  • Interstellar BBQ

  • Brooklyn Breakfast Shop

  • Jew Boy Burgers

  • Sip Pho

  • Mochinut ATX

  • Pedroso's Pizza

  • Un Mundo De Sabor

  • Mandala Kitchen & Bar

Unimaginable loss: A look at the 19 children and two teachers who were killed in the Uvalde, Texas, shooting

"For all involved and for the safety of our community, especially for the kids, please come by this Sunday as we get together as a family to show our support," Happy Rito posted to its Instagram account.

Emmer & Rye also announced that restaurants in its hospitality group will donate 10% of sales on Sunday to the Texas Elementary School Shooting Victims Fund, another verified GoFundMe campaign.

"As a team filled with mothers and fathers, our hearts are breaking over the horrific and senseless school shooting in Uvalde, Texas," a post on the Emmer & Rye website says. They also provided a link for direct donations.

Their restaurants:

  • Ladino

  • Henbit

  • Canje

  • Emmer & Rye

  • Hestia

  • Kalimotxo

  • TLV-Austin

More: 2 Austin artists to go home to Uvalde to paint mural after shooting, according to GoFundMe

Earlier in the week, two other Austin hospitality and restaurant groups donated a portion of sales to relief efforts.

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Austin restaurants to donate portion of weekend sales to Uvalde relief