More than a dozen local restaurants will donate a portion of their Wednesday proceeds to the Rogue Valley SMART reading program.

More than a dozen local restaurants will donate a portion of their Wednesday proceeds to the Rogue Valley SMART reading program.

Participating restaurants are: in Medford, Asian Grill, Rooster's and Zach's Deli & Catering; in Ashland, Pangea Grills & Wraps and Ashland Bistro Cafe; in Talent, Avalon Bar & Grill and The Grotto; in Central Point, Big Town Hero; in Eagle Point, Figaro's Pizza; in Grants Pass, Elmer's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Matsukaze Japanese Restaurant; and in Cave Junction, Wild River Pizza Co.

SMART matches adult reading mentors with students at Rogue Valley elementary schools, currently serving approximately 1,100 students in Jackson and Josephine counties.