This Back to School event will take place at Oracle Stadium Parking Lot, where they will distribute thousands of free meals, backpacks, and haircuts.
SAN FRANCISCO — This Saturday, August 21, from 10am to 1pm San Francisco non-profit Mobilize Love will be organizing its first annual ML IN THE CITY outreach event. The event will take place at the SF Giants Oracle Stadium Parking Lot.
The purpose of this event is to provide children with supplies, meals, and much-needed hope. In the midst of this pandemic, children need a space to have fun, play games, and enjoy time with their family. Mobilize Love will be providing these free services throughout the outreach (or until supplies last):
Free Food Trucks
New Household Items
Mobile Library & New Books
Raffles & Prizes (Bikes, Gift Cards, New XBox)
Attendants are encouraged to show up early. As supplies will be given out on a first come, first served basis until 1pm or supplies last. Children must be present to receive backpacks and shoes.
The following partners have been integral in the organizing of this event:
Vibes and Smiles
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
The City Eats
City of Dreams SF
Epic Church SF
City Life SF
Street Soccer SF
Soldiers of the Cross Modesto
The first-of-its-kind in San Francisco, Mobilize Love is deploying a fleet of outreach trucks to target communities in need by providing mobile human services. Rather than functioning out of a stationary building, this fleet of trucks brings services to the doorsteps of communities who need them most. This enables Mobilize Love to reach hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents that would normally lack access to important human services.
These include services that people of color are in urgent need of:
a mobile laundromat that provides free laundry washing
a mobile stage truck to provide youth with mentorship and after school programs
a mobile wellness truck that provide hygiene, haircut, and medical care
and a mobile food truck, which provides free hot meals to curb hunger and food security among low income communities.
The food truck has been especially important during the Coronavirus pandemic. Mobilize Love is the first and only non-profit food truck in the Bay Area. Since March 16th, Mobilize Love, in partnership with CityTeam San Francisco, has been responding by providing tens of thousands of free meals across the city.
This fleet of mobile services is necessary today because it specifically empowers the African American community, who are are in dire need of urgent care.
While 10% of white households experience hunger, households of color experience hunger at rates of up to 21.5%.
Only 8% of African Americans have a grocery store in their census tract.
Elderly people of color are twice as likely as their white counterparts to be hungry, making them more likely to have to choose between food and medical care.
African Americans face unemployment rates almost double that of white people, regardless of education level.
“We provide an unconventional solution to an unfathomable crisis. No one should have to go hungry because of the color of their skin. Your race shouldn’t determine whether you have access to basic human services, like medical centers and grocery stores,” said Mobilize Love Co-Founder Christian Huang. “We started Mobilize Love to show up during times of crisis. As children head back to school in a tumultuous time, we’ll stand in the gap and make sure their needs are met.”
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Please direct any questions to [email protected] To learn more about Mobilize Love, visit mobilizelove.org.