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Food Justice Leaders Making Change in the Tenderloin

Stephen Tennis wanted more for his neighborhood. “Candy, chips, liquor, and cigarette butts were everywhere,” said Stephen, recalling his return to the Tenderloin after a 30 year absence. “I noticed there weren’t any markets or supermarkets around.” He soon found himself joining the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (TLHCSC). A project started by the Vietnamese…

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A Note From Don

We know that affordable housing provides our tenants with the peace of mind and stability that fosters physical and mental well-being. We also know, however, that the drivers of good health extend beyond a person’s home to the quality of their neighborhood and city. Now more than ever, residents of the Tenderloin face additional challenges…

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Tenderloin People’s Garden Grows with the Local Community

Seven years ago, a vacant lot sat on the corner of McAllister and Larkin, just a stone’s throw away from City Hall. Now, the same corner overflows with kale and carrots, volunteers patting down soil, and residents gathering produce to take home with them—all watched over by the humble gardeners of Precita Eyes’ new mural.…

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Resident Profile: Rickey Swiney

Rickey Swiney will say he’s shy, but his smile will tell you otherwise. Born and raised in Louisiana, Rickey has fond memories of being with his family and living at home. “Every day was my favorite day,” Rickey reflected, missing his parents who have since passed away. “I felt so safe with them.” He continued…

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Partner Profile: Bothin Foundation

Every Thursday a group of dedicated staff and volunteers carefully set out apples, celery, potatoes, and prepared meals for the morning food distribution at Yosemite Commercial Space at 476 Eddy Street. Packed with tables and shelves of food, their space is modest, but as of January, it now includes a freezer and refrigerator purchased with…

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Resident Profile: Sallie Lu

As a 92-year old, Sallie Lu does way more than you can imagine. For many years she accompanied her singing sister, Jane Lu, on the piano at senior centers and at fashion shows in Chinatown. The younger sister died of bone cancer in 2010. In her memory,  Sallie hand-printed on a scroll in perfect Chinese…

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Partner Profile: BlackRock

TNDC is proud to celebrate 20 years together! BlackRock, the global investment manager, has played a significant and ongoing role for TASP kids and families for the past two decades. Every year, the BlackRock team underwrites and serves Thanksgiving and Year-End holiday meals for hundreds of TASP kids & families. Colleagues Regina Rodgers, Michelle Clement…

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Bringing Health & Wellness Home for the Holidays

Many of our residents have told us they feel depressed during the holiday season. Holiday stress and feelings of isolation can lead to sickness. At TNDC, we believe healthy food is essential - and we strive to promote better nutrition and health equity among our residents. Since 2014, staff members have been offering free and…

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Resident Profile: Teodora Gomez

Teodora “Auring” Gomez comes from a family of 10 in the Philippines whose Christmas was an excitable celebration with lots of food.  More than 50 relatives streamed through their smallish house for two days. Auring cooked continuously, including the ever-favorite Pancit, the long noodle dish reputed to bring long life. The role delighted her. “I was…

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Holiday Celebrations at TNDC

December provides many opportunities for multicultural events and celebrations for residents. At TNDC, we aspire to create a culture of inclusion and plurality where all cultures and holidays are a reason to learn and celebrate each other throughout the year. This spirit of open-mindedness helps to break down isolation and builds genuine community and understanding…

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