SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bank of San Francisco, (OTCQX: BSFO), the modern Bay Area community bank that supports the entrepreneurial goals of people, businesses and nonprofits, announced today the launch of “Catering to the Community,” an initiative to support local small businesses and benefit frontline workers of government agencies and nonprofit organizations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bank of San Francisco is purchasing gift cards from its restaurant clients in the Bay Area and donating them to government and nonprofit workers who are out front during this critical time. So far, the restaurants include:
- 4505 Burgers & BBQ,
- Andytown Coffee Roasters,
- b. patisserie,
- Bamboo Asia,
- The Little Chihuahua,
- and Sushirrito.
Beneficiaries of the donations include:
- First Responder EMTs,
- Emergency room and hospital staffs,
- Nonprofit workers assisting the homeless,
- Nursing home staff,
- Muni drivers and public health workers,
- Fire fighters,
- Police officers,
- and, labor union members working in hospitality.
“We support the businesses, agencies and nonprofits that support our community in this time of crisis,” said Ed Obuchowski, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of San Francisco. “We started ‘Catering to the Community’ to extend that support, in a more tangible way, during this difficult time.”
Restaurants are turning to creative solutions to keep customers and revenues flowing. Some have devoted part of their space to selling prepared food and other household food items. Others are preparing meal kits customers can purchase at the door or through delivery services. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are providing life-saving services, for which we are all so grateful.
“We are committed to helping our community weather this crisis and emerge stronger,” added Obuchowski.
About Bank of San Francisco
Bank of San Francisco, headquartered in San Francisco, is a progressive community bank that reflects the best of San Francisco and Bay Area culture – flexible, entrepreneurial, and forward-thinking. We are a local bank, with significant ownership by members of the community, serving Bay Area businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and families. Bank of San Francisco delivers high-touch, personalized service with agility and accountability. Our team is as diverse as the community we serve, which allows us to understand our clients’ unique needs and goals. We invite you to learn more about Bank of San Francisco and to join our family of successful, community-minded clients. For more information about Bank of San Francisco, please call us at (415) 744-6700, or visit us at www.bankofsf.com. Bank of San Francisco is a member of the FDIC and is an Equal Housing Lender.