The CookNSolo restaurants, including Zahav, Merkaz, Goldie, K’Far, and Dizengoff, have sent a check for $38,059, the net proceeds of sales from June 1 to 7, to Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, a nonprofit legal-aid group that advocates on behalf of low-income people with criminal records.

Co-owner Michael Solomonov said this equates to PLSE attorneys representing 211 individuals through the expungement process, in addition to other important legal advocacy work.

“Erasing a criminal record removes a significant barrier, especially for black Americans, in the pursuit of economic and social prosperity,” he wrote on Instagram.