David Burch

It’s 7 a.m. and 48°. It will be a beautiful Thanksgiving Day in the Mission with partly cloudy skies and temperature highs in the upper 60s. Expect clear skies and mild weather to round off the holiday week.

What does food mean to you? One Oakland-based artist is mixing mediums to find that out. Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik juxtaposes familiar scents with images to create a series of 17 works called “Around the Table: Food, Creativity, Community.” In one piece, scents of the Mission District are mixed with images of the changing neighborhood, which has long served as a harbor for working-class immigrants.

“The way stores come and go and disappear, the scents will disappear as well,” Bhaumik said of the pieces. “It’s just sad that maybe you might have missed it.”

The series will be on display at the San Jose Museum of Art through April 20.

Speaking of food, it’s likely you’ll have some leftovers today. In the United States about 40 percent of food — or about $165 billion worth — goes into the garbage each year, The Chronicle reports. That’s why several food-rescue apps were launched in San Francisco this year, with promises to link leftovers with those going hungry and keep perfectly good food out of compost bins and landfills.

One company called Community Plates that launched in 2011 coordinates nearly 250 volunteers who tap Mullins’ GoRescue app to find the nearest farmers’ market, restaurant or grocery that wants to give away food. The app then gives directions to the closest food pantry or soup kitchen that needs the donation. At its peak, the app has successfully redistributed about 25,000 meals a week.

Wonder how your elected officials are spending the holiday? To round off today’s Good Morning Mission, we put together a list of some of their Thanksgiving morning Tweets. Happy Turkey Day from the team at Mission Local to you and yours!

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Soon after Dorothy M. Atkins moved to the Bay Area, she met an artist painting a heroin-themed scene in one of the Mission’s mural alleys. The artist explained that despite the city’s high number of drug users, it lacks an effective needle exchange program. Dorothy hopes to explore the complexity of such policies and their impact on the Mission through her political reporting.

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