Last Bi-Rite Clean-Up of 2013

Members of the Bi-Rite Team

Members of the Bi-Rite Team

It stated out like all Breakfast and a Park Clean-Ups, with a delicious breakfast at the Bi-Rite Creamery. At 9:30 we all headed to the Park to get down to business.

Twelve volunteers attened the clean-up and in 2 hours we collected over 4 large bags of trash from the northern lawn and western slope. Thank you Adrian Field and your team of  Rec and Park Gardeners. Michelle, Jerry, and David we appreciate all of your help and for all the work you do in the Park.

Thank you to Dolores Park Dogs for your support!

Thank you Dolores Park Dogs for your continued support!

Bi-Rite is gearing up for their busy season, the holidays. For the 4th year in a row, Bi-Rite will be preparing a delicious Thanksgiving meal from scratch for residents of the Medical Respite Center in the Mission on Thanksgiving Day.  They will be hosting an 18th Street Joy Drive, where new toys, books, sporting equipment and arts and crafts will be collected to donate to Arriba Juntos in the Mission. They definitely need lots of community support to make sure that lots of Mission-based low-income families and their children have a nice Christmas! Bi-Rite will be providing free, organic, locally-sourced turkeys to amazing non-profits like Free the Need and Homeless Prenatal Program to ensure better food goes to their holiday boxes for our community’s neediest folks. They continue to support the Mission High School Urban Farm, through market-value purchases of their amazing produce which will be turned into delicious dinner items in the Deli every week. “I’ll be busy this holiday season, but it’s going to be a lot of fun” (Shakirah Simley, Bi-Rite’s Community Coordinator).

We plan to continue the Bi-Rite Breakfast and a Park Clean-Up events in the new year!

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About Lauren Hartman

Lauren is the Dolores Park Works Events Coordinator and Office Administrator.