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Local Burger Joint Making Sure Low Income Kids Get Presents This Year

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Ximena Chaves-Bonilla and Alvin Garcia are making sure low income kids get holiday gifts this year.

By Vani Ari

Hello good people of San Francisco. Want to celebrate a local business that is supporting low income students? Of course you do! Sure, times are tough during a global pandemic, but in your jaded center, you have a heart of gold. There’s never a bad time to build up some positive karma points.

Alvin Garcia owned Popson’s Burgers, which closed at the end of March. He has since opened Mission Street Burgers, which operates out of the bar Teeth, at 2323 Mission Street. Despite the pandemic, Alvin is focused on making sure folks feel loved and cared for this time of year. He is fundraising to donate holiday gifts to students that are facing financial hardships. Mission Street Burgers has a special called the Happy Meal, where you can donate between $2.50 and $10.00 to help deserving students. The money will be pooled to help low income students and families celebrate the holidays.

On Thanksgiving, 130 meals were delivered for those in need.

Preparing 130 meals for Thanksgiving

Mission Street Burgers is focused on cooking great food and making our community better. You can check out the menu right here. And the GoFundMe is right here. That’s where you can donate to help low income families get holiday gifts for their children.

Support a local business, eat a phenomenal burger, and help make the world a better place! Shout out to Ximena Chaves-Bonilla, for her work and support on this community project!

As a side note, in his free time, Alvin alongside Ximena, Indigenous Permaculture, The David Ireland house, and many other volunteers, run a food pantry that serves Mission families. If you need food, it’s happening every Tuesday at 1:30, at Mission and 20th.

The world needs more Alvins. Be like Alvin.

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