Leave the kitchen work to someone else and help a local literacy program today at one of 10 Rogue Valley restaurants.

Restaurants participating in the program to benefit the Start Making a Reader Today program include Rooster's and zach's Deli & Catering Co. in Medford, Pangea Grills & Wraps in Ashland, Big Town Hero in Central Point, Figaro's Pizza in Eagle Point, Elmer's and Matsukaze Japanese Retaurant in Grants Pass, Wild River Pizza Co. in Cave Junction, Inti Mexican Restaurant in Talent and Out of the Way Cafe in Williams

The restaurants have pledged to donate a portion of today's proceeds to the SMART program, which pairs adult volunteers and student readers in area schools.

Details: 734-5628.