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'Eat Out, Check In' And Help The Hungry On Valentine's Day

By Anthony Todd in Food on Feb 14, 2013 5:20PM


If you're in a relationship, you're probably headed out to a nice dinner tonight. If you're not, you might be headed to a bar to drown your sorrows, or out to a nice dinner with some friends. No matter what your plans, you can probably help the Greater Chicago Food Depository. They're asking you to "spread the love" with the help of their Eat Out, Check In program.

We covered the "Eat Out, Check In" program around the holidays last year. It's a wonderfully convenient system that allows you to automatically donate money any time you "check in" (via foursquare or facebook) at a restaurant. Whenever you eat, you get to help someone else eat - and for a tiny fraction of your meal.

On this food-focused holiday, it's even more important to remember those who can't afford roses and champagne. Sign up today. Even if you're not the type who checks in everywhere (we aren't) think about doing it just for today. If everyone having a fancy dinner tonight were to donate a dollar to feeding the hungry, that would make a huge difference.