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Salute’s Day of Giving Thanks

We invite you to get involved!

Every year on Thanksgiving Day, we serve over 1400 meals to individuals in need which includes transport from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Salute hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for needy families and those less fortunate living in Contra Costa County. We also offer free flu shots to our guests, thus extend the benefits to our community beyond this one-day event. This is our sixth year and we are proud to continue to serve the many families including US Veterans from Contra Costa and Marine Counties that will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at Salute.

Last year we serve over 1200 meals to individuals and needy families. In addition, Salute gave a coupon to each family good for ten sandwiches and a cup of soup throughout the Holiday season. We are proud to serve meals to 700 US Veterans from Contra Costa and Marine Counties were among the many families that had enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal at Salute.

All of us at Salute are proud to do whatever we can for our community and are overwhelmed by the enormous support and generosity from our loyal customers, neighbors, friends, families, and business associates in this effort to continue to make Salute’s Day of  Giving Thanks a yearly event and excited to see how this will grow for many years to come.

Please Contribute to Salute’s Day of Giving Thanks Event

We are able to accept your charitable donations through Richmond Community Foundation (501 c 3 Charity, FED ID# 94-3337754.) Checks should be made payable to: Richmond Community Foundation, with a memo “Salute’s Day of Giving Thanks Fund”, and sent to Salute E Vita Ristorante, 1900 Esplanade Drive, Richmond, CA, 94804.

If you prefer to donate using your credit card, please go to the following link http://www.richmondcf.org/donate, and specify “Salute’s Day of Giving Thanks Fund” in the Tribute section.
Or, you can call us at (510) 215-0803

If you would like to donate gift bag items, or if you would like to become a volunteer, please contact us at salute@salutemarinabay.com
And finally, we want to thank all of our volunteers who have helped in the past. We couldn’t have done it without you! Please accept our utmost appreciation for your generous and heartfelt contribution.

Thanksgiving Day Celebration After 4:oo pm on

We are taking Reservations Early this year. Simplify your Thanksgiving Celebration & break bread with family and friends after 4:00 pm.


November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving

Helping other moms by KTVU

On Friday, May 6, Bay Area KTVU’s Paul Chambers and his crew filmed and broadcasted live about helping other single low income Mothers. Giving these mothers a Mother’s Day celebration, and inviting 6 mother that had gone through a lot this year.

75 single moms in Richmond to receive royal treatment at Saluté’s on Mother’s Day

On Saturday, May 7, low-income mothers will receive free beauty treatments before being chauffeured in limousines to an elegant, four-course Mother’s Day luncheon at Saluté e Vita Ristorante in Richmond’s Marina Bay neighborhood.

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Mother’s Day

In 2015, Twenty-four low-income young mothers from Richmond will be treated to a Mother’s Day brunch on Saturday hosted by Salute E Vita Ristorante in Marina Bay. The brunch, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is an annual event hosted by Salute’s owner Menbere Aklilu, who herself was a homeless single mother before a kindhearted person assisted her.

“I understand the struggles of being a single mother and this Mother’s Day I want to give these woman the wonderful gift of being strong in the spirit of Motherhood.” -Menbere Aklilu

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Jefferson Award Winner: Salute’s Menbere Akilulu


From serving thousands of homeless to giving etiquette classes to kids, Jefferson Award winner and Richmond restauranteur Menbere Akilulu has made it her mission to give back. Elizabeth Cook reports. (3/4/15) See the video on CBS!

Menbere Aklilu delivers speech at Holy Names University

Richmond Salute  restaurant owner Menbere Aklilu delivered a buoyant commencement speech to grads at Holy Names University in Oakland today. Read full report: http://www.contracostatimes.com/west-county-times/ci_23276195/richmond-restaurant-owner-tells-oakland-university-grads-future

 

When Menbere Aklilu sees the guests at her Thanksgiving dinner enjoying the warmth of the fireplace, or the stunning views of San Francisco from the expansive windows of her restaurant, Salute e Vite Ristorante, on the Richmond Marina waterfront, she thinks, “Today I am more blessed.”

Jefferson Award Winner: Salute’s Menbere Akilulu


From serving thousands of homeless to giving etiquette classes to kids, Jefferson Award winner and Richmond restauranteur Menbere Akilulu has made it her mission to give back. Elizabeth Cook reports. (3/4/15) See the video on CBS!