If you're doing any holiday shopping at Amoeba this season, you might want to raid your pantry first.
Now through December 23rd, Amoeba at Haight & Stanyan is joining forces with the SF-Marin Food Bank
to collect canned foods and non-perishables for families in need this winter. Specifically, the initiative
calls for soup, chili, beans, cereal, peanut butter, granola bars, and canned veggies, meat and tuna. The only caveat: no glass containers.
Aside from the satisfaction of doing good for others, there's another, slightly less altruistic reason to contribute some food: if you donate, you'll get a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $25 or more in-store, or 10 percent off your purchase at Amoeba.com
. (Also of note: Amoeba has a 20 percent Cyber Monday deal going on today.)
You can also head over with your donation this Saturday at 1pm to watch "rootsy, Americana, string-based" ensemble Leftover Salmon perform live before their show at the Fillmore
Potential food donors and shoppers, take note: Amoeba will have slightly extended hours the week before Christmas. Instead of its normal 11am-8pm, it'll open at 10:30am starting on the 20th of December. It will close at 7pm on Christmas Eve, and be closed on Christmas Day.