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Local Dish: Two Weeks Left to Sign Up

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

August 19, 2013


The James Beard Foundation's Taste America Local Dish Challenge

Earlier this summer, we announced our upcoming Taste America Local Dish promotion, a national fundraiser for our educational programming and initiatives. How to get involved, you ask? Just visit a participating restaurant, order its official Local Dish, and a dollar from your purchase will be donated to JBF's Taste America Education Drive. Restaurants can join the Local Dish program by signing up here. The promotion officially launches on September 1, which means you have just under two weeks to register.

We also decided to add a dash of competitive spirit to the fundraiser in the form of the Taste America Local Dish Challenge. How it works: when you order a Local Dish at a participating restaurant, snap it on your phone and upload it to Instagram, tagging your image with #JBFTasteAmerica and a hashtag for your city. At the end of the two-month-long promotion, the city with the most Instagram uploads will receive $10,000 or 10 percent of funds raised nationally, whichever amount is higher, in the form of a donation to a local food charity. The competition will also begin on September 1.

Check back often to see which restaurants near you are participating. Enjoy your Local Dish!