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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Partner Profile: NerdWallet: Nerds Paying it Forward in the Tenderloin

NerdWallet employees at TNDC's Tenderloin People's Garden NerdWallet, founded in 2009, is focused on helping people lead better lives through financial education and empowerment. According to NerdWallet, their employee-led corporate social responsibility program, NerdsPayItForward, “focuses on empowering our neighbors in the Tenderloin to lead better lives through financial education and empowerment.” “There’s a great wealth…

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