Ready for some mouth-watering news? How about some BBQ and Tex-Mex? ( My two favorite major food groups.) Ricardos Mexican Restaurant, Rib Crib, El Chico Cafes and Chili’s have signed on to participate in the Salvation Army Food for Hope campaign, Mon., Aug. 9 – Fri., Aug. 13. Food for Hope is a “dine out to help out” program to raise money for the meal program at TSA’s Center of Hope homeless shelter and social services center. As the recession lingers, the need for hot meals at the shelter has risen 32 percent since 2008. The Center of Hope serves an average of 1,000 meals a day. During Food for Hope Week, 15 percent of the cost of your meal will be donated to Food for Hope. Here’s how it works: Go to any QuikTrip and pick up a Food for Hope entry form. Check salarmytulsa.blogspot.com for a list of participating restaurants. Pick a restaurant, fill out the form and give it to your wait person. Fifteen percent of your pre-tax tab will be donated to Food for Hope and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 QuikTrip gift card. Your wait person will be entered in a drawing for a $100 QuikTrip gift card. It’s a win-win for everyone!