The Davis Street Family Resource Center (DSFRC) announced today a new partnership with the City of San Leandro to distribute sleeping bags and tarps to its homeless clients in order to help ward off cold winter temperatures. This program is part of Davis Street’s annual Holiday Food & Gift Basket program that provides assistance to community residents in need.
“With the onset of cold winter temperatures, it is crucial for those who find themselves without shelter to be able to stay warm,” said Executive Director Rose Padilla Johnson. "Sleeping bags and tarps will make a huge difference to our clients who must sleep outside, rain or shine."
"The City of San Leandro has been a long-time supporter of Davis Street’s basic needs services, including emergency food, clothing, counseling and housing assistance for our low-income residents," added Mayor Stephen Cassidy. “We are pleased to be able to again partner with this great organization in order to help those community members who are in need of assistance this holiday season.”
Davis Street, working with the San Leandro Police Officers Association and the Alameda County Fire Department also distributes food and new toys to the area's low-income individuals, families and seniors every holiday season.
On Friday, Dec. 20, over 200 seniors received a basket filled with fresh produce, seasonal canned goods and a chicken, all for a holiday meal. On Saturday, Dec. 21, nearly 450 children, ages 3 to 12, received a new bike for the holidays, thanks to the San Leandro Police Officers Association. The Alameda County Fire Department distributed holiday food baskets and thousands of new toys to hundreds of families on Monday, Dec. 23.
The Mission of the Davis Street Family Resource Center (DSFRC) is to help people with low income in the Eden area to improve their quality of life through short and long-term assistance. The center offers a holistic safety net, providing an array of integrated services that help clients navigate their journey to financial, physical and mental well-being. For more information about Davis Street Family Resource Center, please contact 510-347-4620 or visit www.davisstreet.org.