Sharky’s Cantina hosts benefit for One Fund Thursday night

All proceeds from food sales at both Sharky's this Thursday, from 3 to 11 pm, go to The One Fund. — Photo by Susan Safford

J.B. Blau, owner of Sharky’s Cantina in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, will donate 100 percent of all food sales between 3 and 11 pm, Thursday, April 25, to The One Fund Boston, Inc., set up to help the people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Thursday night is just a simple event that will allow people to come together as a community, talk about their experiences from the past week over dinner, and know that in just a small way they are helping victims of 4-15,” Mr. Blau told The Times. “I, along with the entire Island, wish we could do more, and we will, but Thursday is a start.”

Kenneth Feinberg, a Brockton native and frequent Vineyard visitor, who oversaw the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the BP oil spill fund, will act as administrator of the fund, which has received more than $7 million in commitments from corporate partners and individual donors since Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino announced its formation last Tuesday.

According to the Menino administration, Mr. Feinberg, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will “design and administer the fund entirely pro bono.”

The One Fund fundraiser at Sharky’s is co-sponsored by The Martha’s Vineyard Times.

For more information go to or call 508-693-7501 or 508-627-6565 for take-out that day.