Bi-Rite's Community Mission is Empowering Youth, Strengthening Community, and Creating Resilience
We understand that a thriving business and a thriving neighborhood go hand in hand, that’s why Bi-Rite is committed to making a difference by being in service to the city’s organizations that are doing the incredible work to care for the historically underserved members of our community.
Each year the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses is able to commit our time, food, financial support, expertise, and passion to hundreds of local San Francisco organizations because of your loyalty and decision to support a company that puts community above profits.
Our work is intended to help create a healthier, more equitable, and thriving future for our community. And it’s important we take time to learn about your needs and adapt, so we invite all community partners to share your thoughts and needs with us.
We are honored to be able to use our resources to help uplift the work our local, San Francisco nonprofits are doing to create a resilient community, and a sustainable food system. If your organization is looking for support, we encourage you to review our Donations page to learn more about how Bi-Rite can help you have a positive impact.
Project Homeless Connect
The mission of Project Homeless Connect is to connect San Franciscans experiencing homelessness and at risk of homelessness with the care they need to move forward. Services offered include, housing information, employment plans, vision care, dental care, haircuts and hygiene and no one is turned away from services at Project Homeless Connect.
Tenderloin Safe Passage
The Tenderloin is home to an estimated 3,500 children who must navigate their way to and from school, and other activities. Safe Passage is a coalition of mothers, youth, seniors, volunteers and service providers who are building a culture of safety under the umbrella of the TLCBD.
Friends of the Urban Forest
Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This “green infrastructure” improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted storm water runoff.
Collective Impact and Mo’Magic exist to drive meaningful, equitable change in marginalized communities by equipping children, youth, and young adults with the tools they need to succeed. Their meal box program provides free, healthy holiday meals to families in need in the Western Addition.
Free the Need
An all volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to distributing surplus. They believe everyone has a surplus of something and that there is enough to go around. When you decide to participate, either by donating or volunteering, not only are you providing basic needs for families, but you are also creating a community where that idea becomes real.
Gobble Gobble Give
On Thanksgiving morning, volunteers come together to gather dry goods, box warm food, and walk the streets of their community to hand out care packages to unhoused individuals and families, making a lonely day for some a bit brighter!
HEART OF THE CITY FARMERS' MARKET
They’ve been creating a healthier San Francisco since 1981 by supporting local growers and making fresh food more accessible to low-income residents. Since 2014, Bi-Rite has supported their EBT Market Match program which doubles someone’s CalFresh EBT benefits and their purchasing power.
Episcopal Community Services
Dedicated to assisting the most vulnerable members of our community, ECS is San Francisco’s largest, most comprehensive provider of homeless services + supportive housing. We’re incredibly inspired by their CHEFS program – which prepares unhoused individuals with the training they need to enter the food sector.