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Mission Food Hub Providing Games and Toys for Local Families Affected by Pandemic

CANA - Mission Food Hub

1333 Florida Street

San Francisco, CA 94110


Contact – Roberto Hernandez


December 12, 2020

San Francisco, CA

As San Francisco faces another lockdown with closures and yet more job losses, the Mission

Food Hub is providing local children with a bit of cheer. Many of the families in San Francisco’s Mission District have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 (and before that gentrification), with kids unable to go outside, play or go to school.

On December 20th, the Mission Food Hub, which has been providing 7,000 families with

healthy, culturally appropriate food for months, will be giving out toys to those families, with a Christmas parade throughout the neighborhood sponsored by the San Francisco Lowrider

Council. For those kids who are unable to come to Mission Food Hub’s Florida St. location, the Lowrider Council will deliver toys to homes of disabled children, those with COVID 19 or special needs, and large families with several children. 

Mission Food Hub’s founder and director Roberto Hernandez is hoping to raise $125,000 with an eye towards providing kids with educational and interactive games and toys which

encourage outside play, to help to relieve the monotony of months of online learning. “These kids are really in need of fun,” says Hernandez. “We’re hoping to bring them toys and games that get them to go outside, move their bodies and use their minds.” Toy distribution will take place on December 20th at the Mission Food Hub at 12:00 noon.

Mission Food Hub is accepting donations of toys as well as money for the toy drive. Toys can be dropped off at Mission Food Hub on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm. Donations to the Mission Food Hub, a project of Carnaval San Francisco (CANA) can be mailed to: Mission Food Hub – CANA, 1333 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110, or made online at:


The Latino Task Force COVID - 19, was created to bring together a coalition of organization & government to address impact of COVID - 19 for Latinos in San Francisco.

The Mission District is Ground ZERO for people with the coronavirus in San Francisco. Food

inequity is impacting over 12,000 Latinos in San Francisco who are unemployed. The Mission

Food Hub was given birth to provide groceries for families and is managed and operated by 156 volunteers. We started providing 500 families with one grocery bag once a week but the lines of people rapidly grew to 1,800 within a couple of weeks. We are now providing cultural

appropriate groceries to 7,000 families, three days a week:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10:00 AM

701 Alabama Street

San Francisco, CA 94110


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