It comes as no surprise that San Francisco and Oakland are top 10 among major United States cities for the earning gap between the haves and have-nots. However, you may be surprised to hear that San Jose ranks much lower among the 50 largest cities on income disparity, according to a Brookings Institute report.
Dozens of needy families camped out Thursday night in front of the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose while hundreds more waited to sign up for holiday food boxes for Thanksgiving and toys for Christmas.
Volunteers began chopping, slicing and dicing at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church early Thanksgiving morning in the Tenderloin where the church will serve more than 5,000 meals to the poor and homeless.
She’s been a one-woman human services agency for three decades. No task is too big or small, even though Jefferson Award winner Lilyann Brannon is now 90-years-old.
After hearing public comment Thursday, the measure was unanimously approved by the Rules Committee and sent to the full board for a vote.
The dining room will be closing to make way for a new, bigger facility that is expected to be completed in two years.
A line of people estimated in the thousands wrapped around Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for an annual food giveaway Friday.
Peninsula congresswoman Jackie Speier plans to spend the next five days limiting herself to eating on a budget of $4.50 per day—which she says is the budget of a typical food stamps recipient.