Food for Thought 2010 - San Francisco
Food for Thought

Mark your calendars for a night out on November 10th at your favorite Mission restaurant! Food for Thought is holding its annual “dine-out” event that raises funds to benefit Mission Graduates, a nonprofit organization that increases the number of youth from San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.

Food for Thought’s participating restaurants all do business in the Mission District and commit to contributing a portion of their sales on November 10 to help pave the pathway to college for young people who live in their community.

Participating restaurants in the Food for Thought event will commit to contributing a percentage of food and alcohol profits (ranging from 25-50%) to support the youth programming of Mission Graduates.  In exchange, Mission Graduates drives traffic and new diners to participating restaurants on the night of the event, backed by an extensive media and promotions campaign.

Each restaurant will benefit from a dedicated ambassador whose sole responsibility is to drive diners to your restaurants from his or her personal and professional networks.  Ambassadors will be member of the Mission Graduates board of directors, donors, volunteers, and directors of local alumni groups.  These individuals will be present at your restaurant on the night of the event to help greet diners and manage the flow of the evening.

Food for Thought benefits both Mission Graduates and participating restaurants by maximizing profits on this special evening.  Our ambassadors will be encouraging their guests to drink freely, order multiple appetizers and entrees, and to generally over-indulge in support of our young people.

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Unlike other “dine-out” fundraising events, we believe that Food for Thought is unique in that it gives Mission District restaurants an opportunity to make a local impact on the young people from their community.

Mission Graduates commits to filling seats and increasing revenue at partner restaurants that night, shining light on these partners through an extensive promotional campaign, and giving restaurant owners an easy way to impact their community while introducing their food to brand new audiences.

Everyone wins!

Food for ThoughtMission Graduates

A nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.

Participating Restaurants – Food for Thought 2010

Dine out at these participating restaurants on Wednesday, November 10th and 25-50% of your total bill will be donated to benefit Mission Graduates.

Check out the list of top 35 restaurants and eateries and make your reservation today.


Another Monkey

Bar Bambino Café and Wine Bar


Bi-Rite Creamery

Bissap Baobab




Dolores Park Café

Foreign Cinema

Front Porch


Heirloom Cafe

Little Baobab

Little Star Pizza

Local Mission Eatery



Mission Beach Café

Panchita’s Restaurant No.2


Philz Coffee

Pica Pica

Pisco Latin Lounge


Reaction Restaurant

Regalito Rosticeria



Slow Club



Sun Rise Restaurant

Monica Turner
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