PRC's Ann Cooney says response to the above flyer has been excellent, so please keep donating your travel-size toiletry items from hotels, etc. These items make a huge difference to families and individuals who visit the PRC pantry. Those who are homeless in our "bedroom community" particularly appreciate hotel/travel soaps and shampoos. (The closest shower facilities are at Orange Park in South San Francisco. Vouchers for those showers are available from the St. Vincent de Paul shop on Grand Avenue in South San Francisco. Pacificans who use these services rely on the PRC pantry for their hygiene items, including toothbrushes, soap, and socks.) On a somewhat related topic, PRC is also beginning to formally integrate the pantry into City of Pacifica disaster preparedness planning by maintaining an inventory of critical supplies, including bottled water.
Marina Castellanos of Pacifica Resource Center (PRC) facilitated this story about the Tanner family of Pacifica with San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Tom Abate and photographer Mike Kepka. CLICK THIS LINK TO READ THE WHOLE STORY
Riptide welcomes Anita Rees, new executive director of Pacifica Resource Center (PRC). The February 17 PACIFICA TRIBUNE announced Anita's arrival. In January, PRC supported nearly 400 Pacificans from 160 families with food from the PRC food pantry. PRC also assisted Pacificans like Mr. M, a homeless father living in a tent on the beach. Through intensive case management, PRC helped Mr. M move out of the cold and into a warm home. He plans to seize this opportunity to catch up on his union dues and return to work. (News: Ann Cooney, PRC case manager; photo by Nancy Russell)