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food service bid – application and deadlines

Peninsula Family Service is currently soliciting letters of interest from prospective suppliers of meals in order to comply with federal regulations governing the program in matters of procurement. The contract will be for meals served to children at the Peninsula Family Service childcare centers located in Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, Daly City, and South San Francisco. The selected vendor will provide approximately 324 breakfasts, 301 lunches, and 356 snacks daily at the locations…

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Rewards for DriveForward Program Participants

The Peninsula Family Service Financial Empowerment program is dedicated to providing our neighbors the tools and support they need to attain financial stability and thrive. One of these tools is our DriveForward program, offering affordable vehicle loans to help people improve their credit, increase access to everyday necessities and their workplace, and move forward to financial stability.   Now, an exciting new partnership between Peninsula Family Service and Peninsula Clean Energy will enable our DriveForward…

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Older Adults Are Healthy and Independent at Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center

Exercise more. Eat healthier. Make new friends. Spend more time exploring your hobbies. These are a few check-boxes to mark off the retirement list of a thriving older adult! The Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center, run by Peninsula Family Service, helps older adults maintain their health, independence, and quality of life. There are many services provided to older adults at the center: nutritious meals, health screenings, social activities, and fitness classes for free or reduced…

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New Grant Helps Children and Families Gain Stability after Homelessness

Established in 2000, the Peninsula Family Service Haven Child Development Center (CDC) in Menlo Park is a critical service for families as they work to attain permanent housing. Located onsite at a transitional housing shelter operated by LifeMoves, parents work or attend training and education programs knowing their child is in safe and caring hands. The children at Haven receive interventions to overcome traumas associated with homelessness. Many children at the center have experienced domestic…

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New Partnership Rewards DriveForward Program Participants

A new partnership between Peninsula Family Service and Peninsula Clean Energy enables qualified DriveForward program participants to increase vehicle affordability, decrease annual costs, and help our regional environment. Participants who are approved for a DriveForward car loan, and meet the criteria to purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), will have the cost of their car reduced by $4,000 through a grant provided by Peninsula Clean Energy. Examples of eligible, affordable vehicles include the Chevy…

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Peninsula Family Service Career Closet

NOW OPEN: Thursdays from 2 – 3 pm (no appointment necessary) Location: 24 Second Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 The Career Closet provides participants of our Second Careers program with the opportunity to “dress for success”. The closet is also open to community members in need of business clothes. Providing career clothes to someone in need is much more than an outfit. Job searching can be daunting, especially for mature workers that are competing in…

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Ready…Set…Read! Children’s Book Drive

It takes a pencil to write a story, a book to open minds, and a small donation to make a difference. Many underserved children do not have access to books, and without books to read, literacy suffers, and when literacy suffers, education and opportunities decline. The need is simple: Children need books… and you can make it happen! Starting today, the women of the Foothill Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service are collecting books for children through…

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The Fall Senior Peer Counseling Training is Here!

Have you ever felt lonely? Or perhaps needed someone to talk to? Friends are always there to listen and to help us feel better. Unfortunately for many older adults, there are no friends left to turn to. Difficult life changes and the loss of their loved ones push many older adults deep into depression. But you can make a difference in their lives. If you live in San Mateo County and are 55 years or…

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Calling All City of San Mateo Residents!

Are you a resident of the City of San Mateo? If so, this information is very important for you! The City Council has begun looking for a new leader to replace outgoing City Manager Larry Patterson, who will retire at the end of the year. Please consider attending a public forum to share your ideas and participate in the discussion, or share your ideas with the City via an online survey. Attend the Forum The…

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