No need to feel guilty about chowing down on some nachos or chicken wings.

Not only is the food at Veggie Grill in Santa Monica made from 100 percent plant-based protein, 50 percent of all purchases made on Monday, Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. will go to help the Upward Bound House.

The social service agency based in Santa Monica aims to aid homeless families with minor children and low-income seniors. Upward Bound House runs three housing facilities: Family Place, Senior Villa and Family Shelter.

For more information, call (310) 829-1155. For more information on Upward Bound House, visit

The Veggie Grill’s Santa Monica location is 2025 Wilshire Blvd.

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