chamber mixerOn Thursday, November 21, The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center (BAEC) co-hosted a very special event in conjunction with the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce – the Thanks-for-Giving Mixer & Food Drive.  This mixer gave members of the community an opportunity to spread their generosity and network with local professionals, all at the same time. Guests were encouraged to bring canned goods and other shelf-stable food items, to help impact food insecurity here in San Bruno.

Community members, small business owners, the Chamber Board of Directors, the Mayor of San Bruno, Rico Medina, and City council member, Laura Davis, attended. Thanks to all of the donors, we were able to over-fill two large 30-gallon bins!  Donations went to benefit those served by the Catholic Worker Hospitality House, a local food kitchen and homeless shelter resource, right here in downtown San Bruno.

The BAEC opens its doors to the community to create a space for people to come together to create bonds over common interests and goals. It was great to see so many people from the community come together around being thankful and to collect food for others.

A big thanks to the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce, Downtown San Bruno Merchants Association, and Catholic Worker Hospitality House for making this happen!

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Article by Chad Burnaw and Pcyeta Stroud | Photo by Olivia Vialau

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