Food for Thought


Every October, Mission Graduates hosts a Mission District-wide fundraiser, partnering with some of the best restaurants in the city and the thousands of Bay Area diners that love to dine out for a great cause, all with a common goal – send more Mission youth to college.

The concept is simple – participating restaurants pledge to donate 25% of the proceeds from one night in exchange for Mission Graduates supporters dining out en masse, buying raffle tickets for a long list of amazing donated prizes, and showing their support for the work we do.

We partner each year with an amazing group of Mission District restaurants giving back in their community; everything from Foreign Cinema to Panchita’s Papuseria!

Check out the full list of participating restaurants to start planning your perfect night out!


And while you’re dining out for a good cause, enter your name into a drawing for an all-expenses paid trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!  All proceeds from the Food for Thought Drawing directly support after-school and college access programming in the Mission District.

See all of the local San Francisco Businesses supporting Mission youth.


Interested in joining Mission District businesses doing good, like Paragon Real Estate?

Partner with us and ensure our annual fundraiser is a night to remember!