COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK: Dine out Tuesday to help 'Meals on Wheels' senior-nutrition program


Scores of Bay Area restaurants -- including six in Palo Alto, 10 in Menlo Park and others in neighboring communities -- will donate 10 percent of Tuesday (Nov. 9) daily proceeds to the Meals on Wheels senior-nutrition program .

The Bay Area's first annual "Dine Out Now for Meals on Wheels" will benefit senior-nutrition programs in seven Bay Area counties.

The nonprofit Meals on Wheels program provides nearly 3 million meals to more than 8,500 senior citizens throughout the Bay Area. In Santa Clara County, officials estimate more than 1,400 seniors were served more than 609,000 meals in the 2009-10 fiscal year.

The program provides hot meals to homebound elders who have no other means of getting food. Counties across the state that normally step in to help the poorest seniors face tighter budgets are finding it more difficult to provide food.

A complete list of participating restaurants is available at

Palo Alto restaurants include Celia's Mexican Restaurant, 3740 El Camino Real; Dinah's Poolside Grill, 4261 El Camino Real; Hobee's California Restaurants, 4224 El Camino Real and 67 Town & Country Village; Indochine at 2710 Middlefield Road; and Siam Orchid Organic Fine Dining, 496 Hamilton Ave.

Mountain View participating restaurants are Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, 790 Castro St.; and Bushido at 156 Castro St.

East Palo Alto participants are El Sabor Michoacano at 2380 Cooley Ave.; and

Taqueria El Jarocho, 2395 University Ave.

Menlo Park restaurants are Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, 880 Santa Cruz Ave.; Bona Restaurant, 651-H Maloney St.; British Bankers Club, 1090 El Camino Real;

Cedro Ristorante Italiano, 1010 El Camino Real #140; Celia's Mexican Restaurant, 1850 El Camino Real; Duck Club at Stanford Park Hotel, 100 El Camino Real; El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, 325 Sharon Park Dr., Suite B4; Gambardella's , 1165 Merrill St.; Lounge at the Park, 100 El Camino Real; Marche, 898 Santa Cruz Ave.; and Oak City Bar and Grill, 1029 El Camino Real.

Portola Valley restaurants are Round Table Pizza, 1225 El Camino Real, 884 Portola Road; Red Lotus, 3130 Alpine Road; and Round Table Pizza, 3130 Alpine Road.

Woodside restaurants are Alice's Restaurant, 17288 Skyline (at Highway 84, Sky Londa); and Woodside Bakery & Café, 3052 Woodside Road.

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-- Bay City News Service and Palo Alto Weekly staff

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