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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Individual Donors at the Heart of the Community

All of us at Peninsula Family Service (PFS) are awed and deeply grateful for the outpouring of support to our community during the pandemic. Assistance from individuals and family foundations are ensuring that our community’s most vulnerable families have the tools they need to weather the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19. Cash donations have bolstered PFS COVID-19 operations to supply the constant need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizing materials for staff and…

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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! members get free rides to SFO for drive-through vaccination

Got Wheels! members get free rides to SFO for drive-through vaccination UPDATE:  PFS staff and writer, Cherie Querol Moreno, has been featured in Philippine News Today on March 8, 2021. Read the article, Free rides to San Francisco airport drive-thru vaccination, by clicking here: https://pnewstoday.com/free-rides-to-san-francisco-airport-drive-thru-vaccination/ SAN MATEO, Calif. – Effective immediately, members of Got Wheels! may take FREE round-trip rides for drive-through vaccination at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Got Wheels! is the Peninsula Family…

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Anti-Racism for Asian-Americans

PFS is speaking out again to re-affirm our commitment to model what anti-racism looks like through our programs, words, and actions as a mission driven organization. We are appalled by the trend of violence against Asian-Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and even more distressed by the recent and dramatic uptick in this violence since January 2021. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the hot spots for this indefensible behavior, and older adults in…

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Programa “DriveForward” Ampliando el alcance de nuestro servicio

“Peninsula Family Service” anuncia su afiliación con “California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program” SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Service anuncia una nueva afiliación y otorga una subvención del Programa CalMoneySmart del Departamento de Protección Financiera e Innovación del Estado de California, para ampliar el alcance del servicio del departamento de Empoderamiento Financiero, con su programa de Educación Financiera. La asociación trabaja para llegar a las personas y familias, que pueden beneficiarse…

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Partnership with California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program

Peninsula Family Service announces partnership with California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Services announces a new partnership and grant award from the State of California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program to expand the reach of our Financial Empowerment’s Financial Education program. The partnership is working to reach individuals and families who can benefit from critical information about budgeting, the responsible use of credit,…

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Café Saludable Grows During COVID-19

Café Saludable Grows During COVID-19 Peninsula Family Service announces partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Service (PFS) announces growth in our continued partnership and grant award from Kaiser Permanente to provide healthy and nutritious meals to adults age 60+ at the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center in Redwood City, CA. The participants of Café Saludable have significant and diverse health needs that have been exacerbated by…

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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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Our Commitment to Support the Vulnerable Members of Our Community

Early Learning Support Update Our Early Learning teachers and family engagement staff have been a lifeline to the families we support. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, every Wednesday families pick up food boxes at our Midway Child Development Center in Daly City. Over 200 boxes of food are handed out each week by staff and volunteers. Our teachers prepare and deliver learning activity kits for the children, as well as…

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