Sadly we are going to be missing our typical SocialICE get-together this winter but it's been modified a bit and turned into Improv-ICE! There will still be some fun things to check out during Improv-ICE but one event also helps those in need in the area. It's called the Buy a Meal, Give a Meal campaign.

How does the Buy a Meal, Give a Meal campaign work? It's pretty simple. Starting February 4th through February 11th you purchase something from participating local businesses and for each transaction, a group of community supporters will donate a meal to Channel One Regional Food Bank. For EVERY transaction! We could feed a lot of people during this event.

Any transaction counts, whether it's dining in, take out, a gift card, etc. According to a press release from the Rochester Downtown Alliance, the initial donor group includes Bill the Pie Guy, ISG, and Associated Bank.

I don't know about you but filling my stomach with some delicious, local food and feeding someone in need at the same time sounds awesome! So if you're in and want to participate, here's the latest list of participating restaurants that you can order from (you can see the most updated list on the Improv-ICE event site HERE):

Benedict's Rochester
Cameo Restaurant
Cafe Steam
Bleu Duck Kitchen
Chester's Kitchen & Bar
Nellie's on 3rd
Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria
Pescara
Tap House
Terza Ristorante
Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar

While you're thinking about food, let me entice you with... french fries! Below are the 8 places in Rochester with the BEST french fries.

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