After this weekend’s tragic warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, the Bay Area’s hospitality industry is mourning alongside the rest of the creative community. To show their support for surviving victims and the local art scene, several restaurants and bars, such as Tartine, 4505 Meats, Itani Ramen, and more, are holding benefits for fire victims, through donated proceeds and supply drives.
Here is a rundown of how you can help, simply by patronizing local food businesses, whether it’s as easy as buying a beer or dropping off some toiletries. Comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of others, or if your business is getting involved, and we will update this post accordingly.
- Encuentro (550 Second St,, Oakland) will be donating a portion of their profits until next Tuesday ( for friends, neighbors and loved ones affected by the Ghost Ship fire.
- Scott’s (2 Broadway, Oakland) is giving all proceeds from its clam chowder to the Fire Relief Fund for Victims this Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11.
- Peet’s will match up to $10,000 in donations made at any of its Northern California stores to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.
- CREAM stores in Berkeley, Oakland, and Palo Alto will donate 25 percent of sales from Monday, December 19 to victimes of the Ghost Ship fire.
Today, we tapped 'Oakland Love' Double IPA, our love letter to a great East Bay city and community. 100% of sales of this beer will be donated to support those affected by the devastating Ghost Ship fire. We also have a collection box at our host stand for any spare change you wish to add to the efforts. Grab a pint or take a growler home, we encourage you to help us do our small part to heal this community we're so thankful to call home #OaklandLove #EastBayLove #Oakland #EastBay #craftbeer #doubleIPA #drakesbrewing #drakesdealership
On Thursday and Friday, starting at 4pm, members of our teams @tartinebakery and @tartinemanufactory will host a bake sale at Ordinaire in Oakland. Country loaves, cookies and tea cakes. Many of us are still not quite sure how to process all of the feelings and emotions that have arisen and will arise but we do know how to bake so at the very least we'll keep doing that. All proceeds will be donated to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, which has set up a Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghostship Oakland Fire. Ordinaire will also donate all profits during the bakesale to this fund. We encourage you to also give directly to this fund. Link in profile. Sending love in every direction, especially towards our sisters and brothers in the communities impacted by this tragedy.
The tragedy of Friday night's fire at the Ghost Ship art collective is still hitting us as the full extent of the impact on Oakland's incredibly creative and diverse community unfolds. While our hearts hang heavy, our doors and arms are open. Monday night Duende will donate 100% of all sales to the Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghost Ship Oakland Fire. If you aren't able to come in, please consider donating to this fund as many others, including the A's, Warriors, and Raiders. Oakland is a brilliant and special community. It's on us to continue to support our diversity, creative dynamism and vitality especially in these challenging times. I know we will. #duende #duendeoakland