Restaurants in a number of Southern Oregon cities will donate a portion of today’s proceeds to the reading program Start Making a Reader Today.

Those taking part include Ashland Bistro Cafe and Pangea Grills & Wraps in Ashland, Wild River Pizza Co. in Cave Junction, Big Town Hero in Central Point, Figaro’s Pizza in Eagle Point, Elmer’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken (on Beacon) and Matsukaze Japanese Restaurant in Grants Pass and Asian Grill, Rooster’s and Zach’s Deli in Medford

SMART provides one-on-one reading instruction to students in elementary schools across Oregon, including Jackson County.
Details: 734-5628.