From the CEO
June 12, 2020
Issue 13
Dear Friends,

Most of Davis Street families who already cannot afford groceries, utilities, childcare, medical care, let alone school supplies for their children, have been majorly impacted by the repercussions of COVID-19. Our families are experiencing economic hardships through job loss, home loss, and now have less or no income for food or supplies to support their children. With Shelter-in-Place still active and schools opening back up in Fall, our families who already are in-need now have the added stressor and are incapable of affording school supplies for their children in the new school year. Please help us provide our children with the tools and supplies they need to succeed academically, so our parents do not have to choose between school supplies and food for their families. Please click the flyer for more information on how to help. Thank you for your continued support in helping our children overcome these obstacles.

From my heart to yours,
Rose Padilla Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Daily Numbers
Alameda County:  4,119
Contra Costa County:  1,829
California:  143,533
U.S.:  2,029,037
Alameda County:  108
Contra Costa County:  44
California:  4,9393
U.S.:  113,924
Staff Spotlight
Meet Emile Awwad. Emile has worked in Davis Street's Food Warehouse, helping feed families and seniors in-need since 1995. During the COVID19 pandemic, Emile implemented a safe grocery bag pick-up following CDC protocols. Emile also hand-delivers groceries to Davis Street's seniors and at-risk clients that cannot leave their homes during Shelter-in-Place. Emile is more than family to everyone here at Davis Street. Thank you for all that you do, Emile, you are a hero.
Open onsite and through Telehealth technologies Monday - Friday from 9am - 6pm.

Contact (510) 347-4620 x 400.

  • Medical and Behavioral health, including psychiatric services are open and treating patients onsite and using Telehealth for physical distancing purposes.
  • Dental is open for emergencies only.
Davis Street’s Food Pantry is open Monday – Friday from 10am - 5pm.

  • Clients may pick up a grocery bag at the warehouse door or have their bag taken to their car, must call or text (510) 561-9042 for car delivery.
  • Grocery bags can be delivered by Davis Street staff and volunteers to the homes of seniors and at-risk clients.
  • Clothing Program is closed.
  • Housing assistance for San Leandro residents: Contact
Children’s Services is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:30pm.

Contact Trish Murillo, Children’s Services Manager at (510) 347-4620 x 167 or email:

  • Jefferson Site is open Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm for families of essential workers only.
  • Lakeside, Garfield, and Roosevelt Elementary Sites are closed.
Davis Street's families need your help now more than ever. Davis Street is in need of volunteers, monetary donations, N95 and surgical masks, sanitizing items, and unexpired food.

View high-need items on Davis Street's Amazon Wish List here!
Signup to volunteer and view guidelines here!
Make an online donation here!

In-Kind or monetary donations of checks/cash can be dropped off or mailed to:

Davis Street Community Center
3081 Teagarden St.
San Leandro, Ca 94577

Please call (510) 347-4620 for more information.