Results from 2017 #DineOutSomalia

Thousands of people across Minnesota participated in #DineOutSomalia on April 7th by patronizing at one or more of the 50 participating restaurants and coffee shops. We are amazed at how many people expressed their joy in doing good as well as finding new places to eat right in their neighborhood.

Everyone Has An Important Role to Play

On April 7th, we were able to raised almost $70,000 from participating businesses. In addition, we had over $2,000 of individual donations from people who couldn't participate the day of but wanted to also help. In the two weeks after, we had more businesses donate and add an additional $30k to bring our grand total to just over $100,000. We extended the fundraising and raised another $50k from local Twin Cities business leaders.

2017 Partners & Sponsors

African Paradise

Afrik Grocery

Afro Deli

Almadina Grocery Market Inc

AMA Law Group

AMS & Associates

Asian Foods

Baraka Auto

BarakAllah Restaurant

Barwaaqo Coffee (Village Market)

Blue Door Pub

BP Franklin

Caano's Kitchen (Karmel Square)

Cairo Grill

Cambridge Transportation

Capitol Café

Care Point Dental

Crescent Moon Bakery

Daalo Pizza & Grill

Daud & Hashi Consulting LLC

Deg-Deg Grill (Karmel Square)

Deg-Deg Grill (Saint Cloud)

Deg-Deg Grill (Village Market)

Diamond Dental

Dillas Restaurant

Dur Dur Bakery

East Hennepin Auto

Family Quality Care

Fathi Coffee (Karmel Square)

Franklin Halal

Franklin Pharmacy

Hamdi Coffee (Karmel Square)

Hamdi Restaurant

Hassan Sheikh Hassan

Hi-Lo Diner

Hiawatha Daycare

Hikmah Pharmacy

Holy Land

Jubba Coffee (Karmel Square)

Jubba Restaurant (Village Market)

Juice House (Karmel Square)

Kaah Restaurant (Village Market)


Karmel Restaurant (Karmel Square)

Kilimanjaro Restaurant

Lavazza Coffee (Karmel Square)

Madina Halal

Mapps Coffee (Cedar-Riverside)

Marina Grill

Masha'Allah Restaurant (Cedar-Riverside)

Medina Realty

Midwest Home Health Care

Minnesota Halal

MN Professional Health Service

Multicultural Adult Care

Quruxlow Restaurant

Red Sea

Sabri Properties

Safari Express

Safari Restaurant

Sanag Restaurant

Sheikh Ambassa & Mohamed

Somali Seniors Center

Twin Care Dental/Yassin's Home Inc.

Twin Cities Deli & Coffee

University Halal

Urgent Care Hiawatha

Wacan Restaurant

West Bank Groceries & Deli (Cedar-Riverside)

West Bank Restaurant & Grill (Cedar-Riverside)

Willo Restaurant (Karmel Square)

2022 Dine Out for Somalia

Ways to Participate


It's easy. Make a plan to eat out at one of the many participating restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or all three. Make sure to invite all your friends and family too!

Take Pledge →


Become a restaurant partner and pledge a portion or all profits for the day of the fundraiser. It's easy and quick to sign up.

Register as Partner →


We depend on sponsors to support operations, printing, and other expenses. This way we can make sure all money raised goes toward drought relief.

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