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Fall Appeal Letter 2023

Dear Supporter, At Peninsula Family Service (PFS), we’ve embarked on a mission not only to bridge distances, but to spark connections, ensuring that we can take care of the most vulnerable in our community.  An important component of this mission is to work to overcome the widespread issue that affects millions of us every year: loneliness. An underappreciated public health crisis, loneliness has harmed both individual and societal health in more subtle ways than a…

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Food Service Bid 2023

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who…

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Black History Month PFS Celebration

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, marked the first Black History Month celebration at Peninsula Family Service (PFS). The PFS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee curated an inclusive cultural experience for all staff, Board, and guests to celebrate Black History Month. The experience included African art and artifacts on display, music and dance performances, as well as a presentation to honor Black Military Veterans. Guests arrived at PFS Headquarters to the sound of African Drums played by…

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WEBSITE REDESIGN RFP

SUMMARY Peninsula Family Service (PFS) is accepting proposals to redesign the organization website. This will be a concept to completion project. The purpose of this RFP is to provide a fair evaluation for all candidates, and to provide the candidates with the evaluation criteria against which they will be evaluated. The existing website (www.pfso.org) was designed and produced in 2019 based on navigation and design specifications developed by Artsy Geek, a web development company. The…

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Spring 2022 Program Updates

Child Development Associate Program PFS has launched our Early Learning Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program in early 2022, and have gone through the first cohort. We are exiting the pilot phase and now planning our second cohort for the fall. The purpose of the CDA program is to support individuals with a pathway to a rewarding career working with children and at the same time to increase our teacher pipeline. Graduates will earn not…

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How To Respond To Anti-AAPI Hate, by Cherie M. Querol Moreno

Cherie M. Querol Moreno, Journalist and Got Wheels! Program Manager at Peninsula Family Service, has written the article, How To Respond To Anti-AAPI Hate, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Please read the excerpt from the article and click on the link below to view the full article published in, Positively Filipino Magazine: “This year marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a historic event…

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Annual Report 2021: Volunteers

Over the last eighteen months, individuals and group volunteers have continued to support Peninsula Family Service (PFS) participants with distanced projects to let our community know just how valued they are.   Food security has consistently been a high priority to the community PFS supports. Donations of meal and pantry boxes have poured in with an impressive amount of more than 29,871 boxes given out. Donations of non-perishable, pre-cooked meals, and Thanksgiving dinners supplemented the food…

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Volunteer Strong: COVID-19

Individuals and group volunteers overcame COVID-19 challenges to continue support for PFS participants with a variety of caring projects. The response of volunteers to the increased level of food insecurity experienced by our neighbors continues to be outstanding. From March to December 2020, donations of meal and pantry boxes poured in with an impressive amount of more than 16,145 meal boxes. Donations of non-perishable, pre-cooked meals, and Thanksgiving dinners supplemented the food distribution from Second…

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Auxiliary Support: COVID-19 and Beyond

PFS auxiliaries have offered additional support and caring gifts of encouragement throughout the year. The Foothill Auxiliary (FA) hosted the first virtual event of the year, dazzling guests with floral arrangement demonstrations at their annual Holidays on a High Note in fall 2020. The members quickly moved into making the holidays bright for 33 older adults who utilize the virtual resources at Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center. Seniors provided a wish list and were delighted…

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Got Wheels! expands on the Peninsula and Coast Side

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Got Wheels!, the affordable transportation program launched by Peninsula Family Service last year in Daly City and extended this summer to Colma and Brisbane, is moving forward to serve nine other cities in the county and a major commuter hub in the region. Effective Nov. 25, 2020, residents of South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, El Granada, Montara, Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay who are 70 years and…

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