Our October recap on the Bi-Rite Family’s work to build community through food and service.
- A quick survey found that our staff volunteers at over 40 different organizations across the Bay Area – nice work everyone! Favorite causes included the arts, youth, sustainable food, LGBT rights, recreation, and helping animals in need.
- We hosted a group of Mission High Pie Ranch Interns looking to learn the “inside scoop” on running a food business; they’re now interested in working with us more at 18 Reasons. A BIG shout out to Anne, Tammie, Simon, Alli, Michael, Sergio, Olivia and Kiko for your warmth, wisdom and awesome answers!
- We strengthened our work with Southeast Food Access with a visit to Naif, a corner store owner in the Bayview. Simon provided info and resources on maintaining and merchandising fresh produce.
- We supported People’s Community Market, an initiative working to bring the 1st full-service grocery store to West Oakland. Sam will speak at their kick-off campaign event on Thurs, October 25th from 7– 9pm.
- We provided a donation to North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association for their annual Halloween Festival, creating a safe and fun space for costumed kiddies in the Western Addition.
- We sponsored CUESA’s 2012 Sunday Supper, raising funds to develop their Schoolyard to Market program.
- We hosted a GMO Primer October 20th at Oliveto restaurant, discussing GMOs on their effects on our health, crop-diversity, cultural heritage, and the environment.
- We’re supporting organizations loved by our staff, including Oasis for Girls, LYRIC and Streetside Stories (thank you Charlie, Steffan and Chris!).
Get Involved with Organizations We Support:
- YUMChefs needs your help teaching healthy cooking classes to kids at famer’s markets and after-school programs. Email Leah Brooks (LeahBrooks@yumchefssf.org) to sign up!
- Arriba Juntos needs volunteers for their “La Posada” Christmas Toy Giveaway. Help give more than 1,000 toys to kids in the Mission this holiday season by calling G Gomez at 415-487-3243.
Know of great volunteer opportunities? Spending some quality time at a worthy local organization that could use Bi-Rite’s support? Let Shakirah know!
Organizations we’ve donated to this month:
Mission Preparatory School
Bay Area Video Coalition
Dolores Street Community Services
Arab Cultural and Community Center
Lamplighters Music Theatre
Thomas Edison Charter Academy
Mission SRO Collaborative
St. Paul’s Parish & School
Positive Resource Center
Media Center at Mission High School
Glenridge Coop Nursery School
Women’s Audio Mission
San Francisco NAACP
Mission High School Athletics
People’s Community Market