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Buy a meal, give a meal during Improv-ICE in downtown Rochester

Update: Above freezing temperatures Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4 may feel good to us but are not favorable for keeping our ice sculptures from melting. So we are improvising—in true Improv-ICE fashion—and starting the winter experience Saturday, February 6 when conditions are ideal and ending February 14.

Downtown bars and restaurants are typically the stars of SocialICE with their elaborately themed ice bars and specially crafted cocktails. They will shine again in 2021 with the Improv-ICE Buy a Meal, Give a Meal campaign! Find how to bolster downtown dining establishments and help those in need in the Rochester community at the same time.

Helping downtown restaurants and paying it forward in our community is simple:

It's simple: From February 6 through 14, dine in at, purchase a gift card to, or order take-out from participating downtown restaurants. For every transaction recorded, a group of community supporters will donate a meal to Channel One Regional Food Bank.

Participating downtown restaurants to date include:

Looking to assist further? Community members can partner on the Improv-ICE Buy a Meal, Give a Meal campaign by providing matching funds through the GoFundMe page or contact directly.

  Improv-ICE, an adaption of SocialICE, is February 6-14, 2021. More details can be found at here.