Thank you to Bi-Rite for joining Mission Local!  Readers may know Bi-Rite at 3639 18th St. because you’ve recently been into the grocery store to fill up your shelves or to the takeout counter to grab a sandwich before going to Dolores Park.

Or maybe you know them because of the incredible orchestration by Bi-Rite’s Shakirah Simley and Tartine’s Vinny Eng to deliver meals to  the families displaced by the fire.  Or perhaps you’ve met Bi-Rite’s honey bees on top of the roof.

Regardless, you know them as the grocery store that responds to the community.  When Sam (the owner) hears that Mission High school needs something, he’s over there, one source told us while reporting on another story.