More than 25 restaurants across Mecklenburg County are participating in the ninth annual Autism Aware Fare in support of the Mecklenburg County Chapter of the Autism Society of N.C.

The restaurants have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds from sales on April 26, a Tuesday. With 49 locations, eating out to support the Autism Society is easy. Every participating restaurant will have informational tables on display educating the community.

Money raised supports children and adults with autism living in Mecklenburg County through parent support groups, recreational activities, grants to teachers who teach children with autism and other supports for families.

Find a list of the participating restaurants at the event’s website, April is Autism Awareness Month.