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Tacolicious School Project

Since 2012, Tacolicious has made public education its priority, investing back into the Bay Area community through the Tacolicious School Project. For Tacolicious founders Joe Hargrave and Sara Deseran, this mission is personal. Since kindergarten, their children have attended SF public schools.

How it works: From September to May, each of our SF, Palo Alto and San Jose Tacolicious locations pair up with neighboring public schools, donating 15 percent of a month’s worth of Monday’s proceeds to each of our 54 partner schools. (Scroll down to see the list.)

The School Project also extends to our two annual education-focused fundraisers. In the summer, we host the Tacolicious Summer Guest Chef Series at our Ferry Plaza Farmers Market stand, donating the proceeds to CUESA's Foodwise Kids program which works with schools to educate and empower the next generation of healthy eaters. And in the fall, we host the Taco Open golf tournament, giving to non-profits such as SF Education Fund and 10,000 Degrees.

To date we have given over $1,100,000 to public education and supporting causes!

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2019-20 School Year


Marina - John Muir Elementary

Mission - Starr King Elementary

North Beach - Garfield Elementary

Palo Alto - Addison Elementary + Duveneck Elementary

San Jose - Herbert Hoover Middle


Marina - Marina Middle

Mission - Marshall Elementary

North Beach - Yick Wo Elementary

Palo Alto - Ohlone Elementary + El Carmelo Elementary

San Jose - Milpitas High


Marina - Washington High School

Mission - Thomas Edison Charter

North Beach - Alice Fong Yu

Palo Alto - Nixon Elementary + Escondido Elementary

San Jose - Monroe Middle


Marina - Claire Lilienthal

Mission - Leonard R Flynn Elementary

North Beach - Rosa Parks Elementary

Palo Alto - Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle + Palo Verde Elementary

San Jose - Payne Elementary


Marina - Sherman Elementary 

Mission - Alvarado Elementary

North Beach - Spring Valley Elementary

Palo Alto - Ellen Fletcher Middle + Juana Briones Elementary

San Jose - Trace Elementary


Marina - Presidio Middle

Mission - Daniel Webster Elementary

North Beach - Redding Elementary

Palo Alto - Palo Alto High + Fairmeadow Elementary

San Jose - Lynhaven Elementary


Marina - Clarendon Elementary

Mission - Rooftop

North Beach - New Traditions

Palo Alto - Henry M Gunn High + Barron Park Elementary

San Jose - Washington Open Elementary


Marina - Roosevelt Middle

Mission - Balboa High School

North Beach - Gateway Middle School

Palo Alto - Walter Hays Elementary + Herbert Hoover Elementary

San Jose - Del Mar High


Marina - Sutro Elementary

Mission - Mission High

North Beach - Diane Fienstein Elementary

Palo Alto - Greene Middle + East Palo Alto Kids Foundation

San Jose - Lincoln High

June - August

Summer Break