Oyster Give Back Beneficiary : The Newest Addition
Our Oyster Give Back Campaign is something we are very proud of. We have partnered with the likes of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Glide, The Watershed Project to name a few. For this round we thought something completely local, and an establishment in real need of support would be a great addition to our already well-rounded family. Enter, Daniel Webster Elementary.
This kindergarten through 5th grade school almost closed back in 2005. In response, some of the parents went to the community and petitioned the district to keep the school open by altering the teaching staff and creating a Spanish Immersion Program. With almost 300 students and funding being cut on a regular basis, Daniel Webster has stayed open and ensured not only the building of community but also promoting neighborhood stability. With nearby families from the Dogpatch, SoMa, Bernal Heights, Bayview, the Mission and Potrero Hill itself, we are hoping to help in the development of this small community.
This will be the most interactive beneficiary we've had. When our General Manager Rich Troiani created the Oyster Give Back program, this is what he had in mind. This school is another facet of giving back that we have yet to explore, a local public school in real need of support. We're excited to host a group of kids at the restaurant - showing them how to shuck some oysters and make truffles with our Executive Pastry Chef Angela Salvatore. We're also planning a trip to the school with our very own team of volunteers to help serve lunch to the kids and head a craft project. We'll be following up with some amazing stories, so keep checking back!