Part two of Mission District resident Kimberly's pandemic experience in San Francisco, as told through a series of illustrations.
Jose Montes has lived exactly half his life in the Mission District of San Francisco, arriving here at age 35 from El Salvador.
The Latino Task Force is demonstrating how years of training, deep roots, and savvy leadership can muster a force that has been more visible than any city agency. It is a child of the pandemic, but the task force is led by people who have been activists since the 1970s. It’s clear now that all of their life experience prepared them for precisely this moment in time.
The Latino Task Force’s new mobile testing site at 701 Alabama St. entered its second week with more than 200 people in line by 10:00 am, a sign that the 300 tests it managed to secure from the Department of Public Health is not enough.
Of the four jobs Milton has had since he arrived in San Francisco in 1983, his favorite by far is his current job at Trader Joe’s.
Once the venue for shows featuring everything from wrestling to rodeos, nowadays the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, hosts one of the largest food bank sites for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Some 1,200 to 1,500 residents line up every Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Mission District resident Kimberly's pandemic experience in San Francisco is told through a series of illustrations.
As San Francisco shut down in mid-March, dozens of community leaders realized undcoumented workers could be hit hard; their immigration status bars them from receiving federal aid like unemployment checks. Thus came the idea for UndocuFund SF, a nonprofit that provides economic relief for undocumented workers who live or work in the city.
La Cocina, a nonprofit incubator for low-income food entrepreneurs, has adapted to the pandemic by finding new ways to feed the local community and support their growing network of graduates.
Longtime Mission District resident Erica Rodriguez looks for moments of happiness in a time of great anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As with many immigrants, Connie and Ricardo's stores represent the physical proof of their success. But they have balanced pressure to reopen with safety concerns throughout the pandemic.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the food lines snake down the street and around the corner, spilling over from one block to the next in San Francisco.