You eat out. A lot. Why not nosh for a cause? This week, you can, thanks to the African Community Center’s (ACC) Restaurants for Refugees. At participating eateries, a portion of each dish sale will fund the ACC’s efforts to support local refugees.

More than 46,000 refugees from countries like Sudan, Ethiopia, Burma, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo live in Denver. Many leave behind friends, families, and familiar ways of life to escape war, poverty, political turbulence, and religious persecution. In Denver, they struggle to rebuild and adapt to new surroundings. The ACC strives to make those transitions just a little bit easier.

You can help the ACC’s efforts during Restaurants for Refugees. “It’s a way to let people know who their neighbors are,” says Lindsay Halsch, ACC’s marketing and communications coordinator. “And [a way to] be immersed in the culture.”

Get Involved: Dine out between now and June 15 at any of the following Restaurant for Refugees locations (listed below). Get more information at and

Participating Restaurants:

Appaloosa Grill (535 16th St., Suite 110)

Aria Inspired Cuisine (250 Josephine St.)

Caveau Wine Bar (450 E. 17th Ave., Suite 110)

The Corner Office (1401 Curtis St.)

Le Central (112 E. Eighth Ave.)

Lowry Beer Garden (7577 E. Academy Blvd.)

Snooze, Ballpark location (2262 Larimer St., 80205)

Vert Kitchen (704 S. Pearl St.)

Watercourse Foods (837 E. 17th Ave.)