October marks the return of one of our favorite fundraisers: The Baker’s Drive-Thru Safe Halloween coupon books.
This year’s book includes 31 coupons representing $408 in savings. The coupons are perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters or — if you’re like me — treating yourself, family and friends to free and discounted food and fun.
The deals start with three coupons for free food from Baker’s Drive-Thru: a bean and cheese burrito; egg soft taco; and French fries, hash browns or chips and salsa.
There are also coupons for free child’s admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Planes of Fame air museum, the Ontario Reign and both Scandia’s and the Friends of C.I.D.’s haunted houses. There are several free passes for Fiesta Village and coupons for free miniature golf at Monarch Fun Zone as well as free bowling at Del Rosa Lanes and Victor Bowl.
Have a sweet tooth? There are coupons for a free mini cupcake at My Delight Cupcakery and a free donut from Krispy Kreme.
And that’s just the beginning.
The coupons books are just $1 and 100% of that goes to Easter Seals Southern California.
The books are available at all Baker’s Drive-Thru locations while supplies last.
Panera Bread has brought back its popular Pink Ribbon Bagel fundraiser.
Ten cents from the sale of every Pink Ribbon Bagel — made with cherry chips, dried cherries, cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar — will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.
You gotta eat, right?
Well, here’s a way you can have a delicious meal while helping give support for victims of sexual assault and child abuse.
Pomona’s The Brick Market and Deli is hosting a fundraiser for Project Sister Family Services , an organization that provides sexual assault and child abuse crisis prevention education and intervention programs, between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (September 18).
The number of Inland Empire Jersey Mike’s Subs grew by one this week. The new location opened Wednesday (September 3) in Menifee.
The site is celebrating its grand opening with a fundraiser for Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School.
A total of 7,000 coupons were distributed locally, offering a free regular sub with the purchase of a regular sub and a $2 or more donation to the school. The coupons are valid through Sunday.
The new Jersey Mike’s is at 27774 Newport Road.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen and Bakery has cooked up a sweet fundraiser.
Corky’s will donate $1 from each sale of its Gold Cancer Awareness Ribbon cookies this month to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.
In addition, the restaurant will donate 25¢ from the sales of all other cookies.
Food truck fans will want to roll over to Colony High School in Ontario Saturday evening (August 23).
The school and its PTSA are hosting a food truck festival from 5 to 9 p.m. at 3850 E. Riverside Drive.
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is tomorrow (August 14).
For every Blizzard purchased at participating locations tomorrow, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help kids in need.
This year marks the 30th year of Dairy Queen’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The chain has raised $100 million in support of the organization.
Participating Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Colton, Rialto, Yucaipa, Montclair, Bloomington, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Anza, Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Ludlow and Baker.
Tickets are still available for tonight’s (August 13) Incredible Edibles fundraiser for the Scheu Family YMCA of Upland.
The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 1100 E. Foothill Blvd., adjacent to the YMCA.
Forty vendors are scheduled to serve, including Buckboard BBQ, Dale Bros. Brewery, Elvira’s Mexican Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Graber Olive House, Hamilton Family Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Pacific Wine Merchants, Paul Martin’s American Grill, P.F. Chang’s, Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, Rök House Brewing Company, The Rustic Loaf, Souvlla Greek Grill, Vince’s Spaghetti and Vom Fass.
Redlands’ Taco Shack, 510 E. State St., is hosting a fundraiser for the Redlands Police Department’s narcotics K-9 unit beginning Monday (August 11) and ending August 30.
As part of the fundraiser, guests can make a donation and have their names placed on the walls of the restaurant.
The fundraiser will culminate with an event beginning at noon on August 30, during which Police Chief Mark A. Garcia will volunteer in a demonstration as the department’s patrol dog “takes a bite out of crime.”
The Rancho Cucamonga Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser today (June 30) for the family of San Bernardino Police Officer Shaun Jarvis.
Jarvis was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on the 91 Freeway in Corona back in May.
To participate, simply print out the flier (at right) and bring it to the restaurant, 10742 Foothill Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and Farrell’s will donate 25% of your bill to the cause.