When restaurateur Eugene Lee learned that Oakland students had created an online petition last week demanding school district officials provide KN95 masks to help protect all pupils during the omicron surge, he sprang into action.
Lee, whose restaurant Noodle Belly is opening Saturday in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, reached out to Mayor Libby Schaaf, who put him in touch with Oakland Unified School District officials. This week, he donated 10,000 KN95 masks to the district and another 15,000 to the city for emergency workers.
“It was a no-brainer for me,” said Lee, who also owns a roofing supply store in San Francisco.
Part of what makes America great – you don’t read about German noodle restaurant owners donating masks to the city of Berlin now do you?