These Restaurants Around The World Are Donating To Disaster Relief In Beirut

@dswartz | The National

It is a harrowing time for Lebanon and the Lebanese around the world. It is acutely painful for the residents of Beirut, who have lost more than they can bear in a blink of an eye. However, the global response to Beirut’s explosion was immense.

Responding to Lebanese people’s plea not to donate money to the government, which they don’t trust, restaurants around the world are doing their part to help by donating to various NGOs in Lebanon that are helping Beirut in this time of crisis.

Local, regional, and even international restaurants are donating a percentage -if not all- of their sales to different Lebanese non-governmental organizations.

Aleph Eatery – Vancouver, Canada

Nuba – Vancouver, Canada

Saasna – Qatar

The Meat Avenue – Dubai

Bait Maryam – Dubai

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شكرا @bait.maryam 💔🙏

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Yafa Cafe – Winnipeg, Canada

Pistachoux – Dubai

Sweets of Paradise – Alberta, Canada

Mare Nostrum – Windsor, Canada

The Custard Hut – Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Bekka – Victoria, Australia

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Between battling COVID-19, a huge economic crisis and now, the devastating tragedy in Beirut, the people of Lebanon need our help. At Bekka, we'll be offering our support by donating 100% of our proceeds on Wednesday 12 August, 2020 to the @lebaneseredcross and Anthony Rahayel of @nogarlicnoonions, who is on the ground, ⁠⠀ providing food and essentials to those in need and the workers who are re-building the city.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We will be open from 5-8pm to take your orders, and our team will be on the road delivering to venues within 3km of the restaurant.⁠ If you are within 5km of Bekka and are able to come by to pick up your order, we encourage you to do so whilst, of course, being safe, social distancing and wearing a mask.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ For those further than 5km from us, please do not take the risk of coming to the restaurant to pick up an order. Instead, you can support our fundraiser and the people of Beirut by donating through the link in our bio, or via:⁠⠀ – Lebanese Red Cross:⁠⠀ – Anthony Rahayel:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We hope that our community can come together and support our efforts in helping a country that is so dear to our hearts. We look forward to receiving your orders!⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ -⁠⠀ #bekka #bekkarestaurant #mooneeponds #prayforlebanon #lebaneseredcross #mooneepondsrestaurant #mooneepondstakeaway #mooneepondsfooddelivery #moooneepondsfood #lebaneserestaurant #melbournelebanese #melbournefoodscene #melbournerestaurants #melbournedining #melbournetodo #thatsmelbourne #eatmelbourne #melbfood #mooneeponds3039 #supporthospo #melbournehospo #melbournefundraiser

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Le Cedre – Warsaw, Poland

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Ruszyła zbiórka pieniędzy dla Bejrutu w Le Cedre🇱🇧❤️🇵🇱 Możesz mieć swój udział w pomocy wystarczy odwiedzić naszą restaurację i zamówić dowolną pozycję z menu❤️ 👉Aż 50% obrotów naszych restauracji w dniach poniedziałek – czwartek (10-13.08.2020) przekażemy na rzecz pomocy Bejrutowi🇱🇧🇱🇧 Nasze menu to tradycyjna kuchnia libańska🇱🇧, w której znajduje się wiele posiłków wegańskich. 👉Jeśli to Twoje pierwsze odwiedziny Le Cedre to polecamy wybrać zestaw, który pozwoli Ci poznać więcej smaków Libanu jednocześnie❤️ ‼️Połowa ceny zjedzonego przez Ciebie posiłku trafi do Bejrutu‼️ Zachęcamy do rezerwacji stolików, wspólnych posiłków z rodziną i przyjaciółmi👩‍❤️‍👨👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Liczymy na waszą obecność i wsparcie❤️ Zapraszamy do: 📌 Le Cedre przy al. Solidarności 61 (Praga) ☎️ +48 22 670 11 66 📌 Le Cedre przy al. Solidarności 84 (Wola) ☎️ +48 22 61 88 999 Jeśli nie możesz odwiedzić naszej restauracji, ale chcesz pomóc Bejrutowi możesz przekazać darowiznę bezpośrednio przez: — #lecedre #pomocdlabejrutu #Lebaneseredcross #lebanonoftomorrow #fundacjapcpm #mtvlebanonnews #beirut #prayforbeirut #beirutexplosion #beirutoftomorrow #helpforbeirut #beirutblastrelieffund #lebanonexplosion #lebanese #poland #prayforlebanon #prayforbeirut #disaster #beirutconected #lunchtime🍴 #coffeetime #polska #warszawa #gdziezjescwwarszawie #warszawskicedr

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Malgoom Shawarma – Bahrain

Mamnoon & Its Siblings Restaurants, Seattle, USA

Their restaurants donating:

  • Mamnoon,
  • Mamnoon Street,
  • MBar

“Beitna” Initiative, Washington DC Restaurants, USA

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A message from @roseprevite & @marcelle_g Our hearts are broken for this proud and generous country. It may be small compared to the size of the destruction but we hope to send some funds to a place that has given us so much.💔  To our restaurant friends & colleagues: This recent tragedy that struck Beirut hits very close to many of us in the DC community. The explosion of a warehouse in Beirut that happened today has caused injuries surpassing 3,000 and many deaths. Beirut is a major metropolitan city in the Middle East and a major port that brings in supplies for its Levantine neighbors who are in major crisis as well, such as Syria. There is especially a focus on food due to the port and its import/export services so the need for a humanitarian presence is crucial.  We have decided to call this fundraiser Beitna, which means "Our House" in Arabic. Our home is here, our home is there, help us help Lebanon. We have found 2 organizations that we believe allying with could help bring direct resources to help alleviate the impact and provide direct access to those affected.  We are asking for you to put a menu item on at some point this week that concludes on Wednesday, August 12, and to donate the profits to either the Disaster Relief for Beirut Explosion (below & link in bio) or @lebaneseredcross If you are interested in supporting, please email us back with confirmation of your dish and social media handles so we know to include you on any social media posts. We will also ask that at the end of the fundraiser you let us know how much you have raised. Feel free to use the image below made by @chefrorosworld for social media purposes. Thank you for helping us support. All the best, Marcelle, Roro, and Rose بيتنا

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Restaurants involved:

  • Maydan,
  • Compass Rose,
  • Zikrayet/Asmar’s Foods,
  • Residents Cafe & Bar/Muncheez,
  • Albi,
  • Lucky Buns,
  • Coin Mezze,
  • Z&Z Za’atar,
  • Lei Musubi,
  • The Green Zone,
  • Anju,
  • Lebanese Taverna,
  • Capo Speakeasy.

Tasse Bakery, Calgary, Canada

Javs Cookie Co, Ottawa, Canada

What Georgie Craves, Dubai

Just Crackers, Dubai

If you are in any of these cities, you know what to do!