Saturday August 10, Davis Street hosted its 5th Annual Community Health Fair. The Community Health Fair featured linkages to 25 other community resources and had more than 1,000 attendees. The event included a free fresh produce giveaway thanks to a local donor, clinic tours, blood pressure checks, bike raffles, dental screenings, children’s activity area, games, face painting, music, and complimentary lunch cooked by the Local 55 Firefighters Union of Alameda County.
The Back 2 School Giveaway, a staple of Davis Street for 15 years, has helped relieve low-income and homeless families of the burden of purchasing school supplies. The backpack and shoe giveaway was distributed during the Health Fair providing 586 children in-need with new shoes, and backpacks filled with pencils, pens, colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, erasers, wide ruled and collage paper, notebooks, note cards, markers, folders, glue sticks, and scissors for the upcoming school year.
Health Fair participants included: Alameda County Fire Department, San Leandro Police Department, Abbot Diabetes Care Division, Agape Villages Foster Family Agency, Alameda County District Attorney Office, Alameda County Social Services, Al-Anon, Alzheimer’s Association, AUMT Institute, Building Futures for Women and Children, Castro Valley Yoga, Drivers for Survivors, Eden Information and Referral (211), Larry Arnold, Legal Assistance for Seniors, Migrant Education Program, Modern Woodmen Financial, Neighborhood Wellness, PG&E, Project Eden, a program of Horizon Services Inc., Rubicon Programs, San Leandro Recreation and Human Services, Toof, and Wellbrook Family Chiropractic.
About Davis Street
Serving more than 15,000 individuals annually, Davis Street has helps low income families of the Eden area and surrounding communities improve their quality of life through short and long-term assistance. Today, Davis Street offers a comprehensive safety net that helps clients navigate their journey to financial, physical, and mental well-being. Davis Street programs include a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Primary Care Clinic providing medical, dental and behavioral health services; food and clothing; subsidized child care; housing and utility assistance and referrals; five childcare centers; and Stepping Stones Growth Center services to more than 250 adults with a developmental disability.