Update: We Raised Over $4000 for Doctor’s Without Borders.

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Last September, Sila Mutungi posted on his Facebook status that he was thinking for doing pancake festival/fundraiser. I contacted him right away wanting to help organize. Sila and I split up in our tasks; he was in charge of organizing the music and I was in charge of everything related to the pancakes. Usually in large food festivals, sustainability is not even considered and I wanted to make sure that all of the ingredients were sourced sustainability.  Through generous donations from local farms and businesses, we had medjool dates, fair-trade coffee, bananas, chocolate, and sugar, organic apples and pears, organic butter, whipping cream, and milk, farm fresh eggs, and buttermilk pancake flour. View more pictures here and here.

Marcus Cohen Presents the Congress

Organizers: SILA and Nimisha

Roger Anthony, of Soul Cocina, was our executive chef.

Despite the rainstorm, hundreds of people walked through the doors, to enjoy live music and eat sustainable pancakes. In the end we raised over $4000. The entire event was run on donations and volunteers. 100% of the $10 cover charge went to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). We had chosen Pakistan as the recipient of the fundraiser. Pakistan was devastated by flooding, triggered by torrential rains, affecting 20 million people. The floods washed away crops and destroyed villages.



Here is a summary of how the money was used in Pakistan in response to the floods:



  • Conducted over 106,616 consultations at five hospitals, seven mobile clinics and six diarrhea treatment centers;
  • Screened more than 97,000 children and pregnant and lactating women and treated more than 8,800 malnourished children;
  • Conducted 434 complicated birth deliveries and 82 Caesarean sections;
  • Admitted 339 new born babies to the nursery;
  • Distributed 2.1 million liters of clean water per day and built 709 latrines, 280 shower sites, and 130 hand-washing points, and installed 271 hand pumps;
  • Distributed 73,708 relief item kits and 22,629 tents;
  • Distributed 2,000 transitional shelters

I would like to thank our donors, volunteers, and musicians again. A special thank you to Sila Mutungi, Roger Anthony (Soul Cocina),  Satish Ambati, and Bruce Hanson (for providing CODA SF).

SILA, Native Elements, Marcus Cohen Presents the Congress, The Dunes, Classical Revolution, Miriam Speyer, Dj Santero, Dj Zeph, and Dj Amar.

Alter Eco
Bob’s Red Mill
Straus Family Creamery
Farm Fresh To You
Whole Foods, Noe Valley
Rainbow Grocery Co-Op
Weavers Coffee and Tea
Bi-Rite Market


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Pancake Festival for Doctors Without Borders!

During this season of giving SILA, Club Dine In!, and friends will hold a two day benefit concert titled “San Francisco Pancake Festival” on November 19th and 20th at Coda San Francisco. Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders, Pakistan.

Award-winning artist, SILA, will headline the event with guest appearances from Locura (trio), Dj Santero, Dj Zeph, Dj Amar and other top Bay Area artists, Dj’s and Dancers. The event will also feature celebrity chefs making delicious pancakes and other libations. The benefit will take place at Coda in San Francisco on Friday November 19th from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am and Saturday November 20th from 11:00 Am to 4:00 pm.

Since 1998, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has worked in Pakistan to provide medical care for Pakistani nationals and refugees who are suffering from the effects of natural disasters and armed conflict. Pakistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the region. There is poor access to good-quality and affordable health services, particularly in remote rural areas, where access to safe drinking water remains scarce and sanitary conditions are poor. Women and children are the most vulnerable members of society and tend to be worst affected by the shortage of health care.

What: San Francisco First Annual Pancake Festival
When: Friday, November 19th (7pm-2am), Saturday, November 20th (11am – 4pm)
Who: SILA, Locura (Trio), DJ Santero, DJ Zeph, Dj Amar AND MORE TO  BE ADDED, Celebrity chefs
Where: Coda 1710 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

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