Restaurateur hosts party for 800 children in need Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:48 am
A Christmas party hosted by a Midtown Shopping Center business owner for an estimated 800 school children and their families brought abundant food, gifts and joy to Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto on Wednesday evening.
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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:29 am
Midtown, I agree w/you. I live here & didn't know this many children at this school lived below the poverty line. I hope the school meals don't get cut.
This was an amazingly ambitious project, not just feeding or gifting a few people, done in a short period of time. What a dedicated group! If they're inclined to do it again next year, perhaps Three Brothers can be invited/inspired/shamed to participate - they do a lot of business here.
Posted by Doug, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm
What an inspiring story. Thanks so much to all the people who helped to make this a special day. It is shocking that so many children in our area may go hungry over a school break. We need to work together to find a way to fix this shameful situation.
Posted by Marie, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:08 am
I was walking by the restaurant last year and stopped to help when the families arrived to receive a gift for the kids and dinners. Her passion to help the kids is awesome. I am so glad to hear that so many kids were helped this year. Many people went next door to Walgreens and bought toys that were on sale. I eat at Como Esta? from time to time, but plan to make more frequent visits. We need to support our local owner businesses.