Bakesale for Haiti Raises More Than $22K for Medical Aid

  • By John Birdsall, SFoodie Editor
  • Mon Jan 25th, 2010 3:32pm
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Saturday's Bakesale for Haiti raised over $22,000 for nonprofit medical aid organization Partners in Health, says event organizer Samin Nosrat. The grand total included a $5,000 match from yoga teacher John Friend, and a contribution nearly that size from chef Charlie Hallowell's Oakland restaurants Pizzaiolo and Boot and Shoe Service, in part from employee-donated tips.

Nosrat says Saturday's transbay event (in S.F at Bi-Rite Market, in Oakland at Pizzaiolo, and in Berkeley at Gioia Pizzeria) featured sweets from amateur bakers, as well as donations from Tartine Bakery, Bar Jules, Ici, Bi-Rite Creamery, Summer Kitchen, Bakesale Betty, Bacar, Pizzaiolo, Café Fanny, and Picante. Nosrat had hoped to raise $10,000.

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