Davis Street Brightens Holidays for Nearly 1,000 Families!
December 23, 2019; San Leandro, California: Monday, December 23, 2019 more than 100 staff and volunteers from throughout the community handed out food baskets and toys to nearly 1,000 families in need at the Davis Street Community Center.
Setup for the 49th Annual Davis Street Holiday Basket Program began at 6:30am to prepare for the families and seniors enrolled in the program throughout San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, and Castro Valley area. Families received a basket containing a complete holiday meal—including: a turkey, fresh produce and all the fixings. Children enrolled in the program received new age appropriate toys or gift cards thanks to the community.
Alameda County Fire Department, Local 55 Firefighters Union of Alameda County, California Highway Patrol, San Leandro Police Department, and other community volunteers distributed food and toys to families in need. With the many donations and support from the community, Davis Street was able to provide food and toys to 3,164 individuals including 173 seniors and 1,723 children.
About Davis Street
Davis Street provides a comprehensive safety net that assists our clients to navigate their journey to physical, mental, and financial well-being. Our programs include a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary medical, dental, optometry, and behavioral health services; food and clothing pantry; subsidized child care; housing and utility assistance, five childcare centers; and Stepping Stones Growth Center that provides programs for adults with developmental disabilities.