The tragedy and disaster surrounding the earthquake in Nepal is still mounting, as the process of taking stock, rebuilding, and healing as a country begins. Nearly 8,000 people were killed, with many more left homeless, jobless, or with no school to attend as 24,000 classrooms were left damaged or destroyed in the 7.8 magnitude quake. The effects are far reaching and will likely be long-lasting as the country begins the process of rebuilding and moving forward. Locally, 15 southern Delaware restaurants are banding together to raise money for relief efforts, giving patrons the chance to pitch in as well.

On Friday, May 15, 15 participating coastal restaurants will be donating a portion of their sales to Save the Children, an organization providing relief to the region. In addition, the Matthew James Haley Trust and the Carl M. Freeman Foundation will also be donating funds to the cause. Save the Children has been working in Nepal since 1976, providing extensive programs and assistance throughout the country. According to, “in response to the tremendous need in Nepal, very generous donors have offered to give $1 million if Save the Children can raise $10 million for the relief effort.” You can do your part as well by donating through the website or by dining out on May 15. The following restaurants participating in Southern Delaware for Nepal are:



Papa Grandes, Rehoboth

DiFebo’s , Rehoboth

DiFebo’s, Bethany Beach

Catch 54

Lupo Italian Kitchen

Northeast Seafood Kitchen

Fish On

Big Thunder

Papa Grandes, Fenwick Island

Plate Catering

Matt’s Fish Camp

Fins Ale House & Raw Bar

Claws Crab House

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