Off the Grid and Vendors to Donate a Percentage of Proceeds to Typhoon Relief

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In response to the recent monumental typhoon in the Philippines, and the resulting devastation, Off the Grid and its network of small business owners are looking to lend a hand. With that in mind, on Tuesday November 19, 2013 vendors at the Off the Grid: Serramonte market vendors will donate 5% of sales to the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns Typhoon Relief Fund. Off the Grid will match donated funds making a total of 10% of sales going to aid efforts. The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns works with organizations in the Philippines to send aid throughout the affected region, including the communities of Leyte, Tacloban, Cebu, Bicol, Northern Samar, and Ormoc.

Off the Grid began in June 2010 with the simple idea that grouping Street Food vendors together would create an experience that would allow neighbors to connect with friends, and families to reconnect with each other. Since then Off the Grid has worked hard to develop markets that are both located in urban cores of cities, and that utilize spaces that are not easily activated effectively throughout the day. Currently, Off the Grid operates 24 weekly markets in the greater Bay Area, and works with nearly 150+ vendors weekly. At its core, Off the Grid believes in the power of a shared food experience to connect communities.

Serramonte is a premier shopping destination featuring more than 120 diverse shops, restaurants and services. Tenants include: JCPenney, Target, Macy’s, H&M, Hollister Co., Victoria’s Secret, Foreign Exchange, Forever XXI, The Children’s Place, Crazy 8 by Gymboree, The Disney Store, Starbucks and more. The center is located in Daly City, Calif., off Hwy 280, on Serramonte Boulevard.

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Where: Off the Grid: Serramonte (at Serramonte Center off Highway 280)

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Information: For a list of upcoming markets as well as more information on Off the Grid, visit www.OffTheGridSF.com or become a fan on Facebook. For additional information about Serramonte Center call 650/301-3360 or visitwww.serramontecenter.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us @ShopSerramonte on Twitter and #SerramonteCenter on Instagram.