By now, you’ve received a ton of unwanted mail and have seen the signs urging you to vote for this or that on every street corner and cafe. Sadly, these efforts aren’t without good reason, as only about 40% of eligible voters bother to show up at the polls in midterm elections. And the consequences of elections are more evident than ever.

So, the Bay Area food scene is turning up the volume with Dine Out for Democracy. On October 25th, many Bay Area restaurants will host special dinners with the goal of raising voter participation.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Voter Protection Action Fund and Alliance for Youth Action.

How can we participate?

Take a look at the list of restaurants on the event’s website, then contact your favorite one directly to make a reservation.

Notable establishments taking part:

4505 Burgers & BBQ
705 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
415.231.6993

Brenda’s Meat & Three
919 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
415.926.8657

The Progress
1525 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
415.673.1294

State Bird Provisions
1529 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
415.795.1272

Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland
510.593.2109

Camino (soon to be closed)
3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland
510.547.5033

Tacubaya (Instagram-worthy)
1782 Fourth Street, Berkeley
510.525.5160

The are many other participating restaurants, so take a look, and let your stomache guide you to make a difference.