In 2006, the Daniel Webster Elementary School in San Francisco was slated for closure as the city faced mounting budget problems. With one of the poorest populations in San Francisco and low student test scores, most felt there was little hope for saving the school.

But through the efforts of a group of parents, The Potrero Residents Education Fund was launched. The plan was to revitalize the school and in the past four years, the group has helped to establish a Spanish-bilingual preschool, brought a Spanish Immersion program to the school and literally and figuratively helped to rebuild the physical and educational structure of Daniel Webster Elementary.

But with another major budget deficit looming, the school still has concerns about cuts that are imminent. With that in mind, they have planned a gala event for Thursday night featuring bites, drinks and a silent auction featuring several unique products and services throughout the Bay Area.

The Taste of Potrero event is being held from 6-10 p.m. at the Dogpatch Studios at 991 Tennessee Street.

Click here for the participating restaurants and vendors.