Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Meals on Wheels San Francisco: One year and 2.4 million meals

One of the blessings of challenging times is the person and/or organization who enlightens us to the blessings going on around us like Jim Oswald’s exalting the spirit- and life-saving services of Meals on Wheels San Francisco, volunteers having delivered 2.4 million meals and groceries to a total of 16,462 people including those impacted directly by COVID-19 in 2020.

We’re sick and tired of being locked out

In San Francisco, whose Black population has dropped from a high of over 12 percent to under 5 percent in three decades, the population in its 3,300 public housing units being transferred to private control is nearly 80 percent Black. But major developers had already made decisions, and the two predominately Black teams were denied any future consideration. “No mo’ Fillmo” and “We are sick and tired of being locked out!” were the protest cries in subsequent SFHA board meetings. This re-envisioning of public housing is the latest strategy to advance the out-migration of Black people in particular and the poor in general from the city by the Bay.
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