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19 Free Pop-Up Food Pantries in San Francisco19 Free Pop-Up Food Pantries in San Francisco
By - posted 5/19/2020
Groceries / Supermarkets, Resource Guides, Uplifting

If you’re in need, the SF-Marin Food Bank is here to help with 19 pop-up pantries in San Francisco and 5 in Marin County to offer you free groceries to as many people as they can help. This can help bridge the gap while you apply for CalFresh or other benefits. more...

Amazing Oakland Teacher Featured on Ellen. Gets $50,000 DonationAmazing Oakland Teacher Featured on Ellen. Gets $50,000 Donation
By - posted 5/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, Community, Uplifting

Funcheap first featured Peter Limata back in April, the amazing first-grade teacher from Oakland who does a live streaming storytime every day at 10:30am. He’s now back on the spotlight as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen surprised Limata of Emerson Elementary School, and he talked about how he more...

Food Pantry Drive-Thru Helps 5,000 in Oakland and SFFood Pantry Drive-Thru Helps 5,000 in Oakland and SF
By - posted 5/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thank you KTVU for the wonderful news about the food distribution drive-thru held in San Francisco and Oakland. Do you need help?: Check out SF’s Food Resources Map with free, low-cost groceries, free meals and food pantries. With the help of over 200 volunteers, this past Saturday, The Salvation Army passed more...

E-40 Donates 1,000 Gallons of Hand Saniitzer to Local PrisonsE-40 Donates 1,000 Gallons of Hand Saniitzer to Local Prisons
By - posted 5/16/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Bay Area rap legend E-40 is doing his best to help make sure that COVID doesn’t run rampant in prisons. The hip-hop mogul, who in addition to music also runs wine, tequlia and “sluricane” pre-mix cocktail brands, helps convert alcohol production facilities to temporarily make hand sanitizer and has donated 1,000 more...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $15 Million to SF's COVID Relief FundTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $15 Million to SF’s COVID Relief Fund
By - posted 5/15/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

After donating 1/3 of his net worth (around $1 Billion) for COVID-19 Relief Worldwide, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting more tech money into good use as he donated $15 million to Give2SF that has doubled SF’s Coronavirus relief fund in a single day. Read the full press release. On Tuesday, Mayor more...

20 More Awesome Freebies & Deals for Healthcare Workers20 More Awesome Freebies & Deals for Healthcare Workers
By - posted 5/15/2020
Freebies, Uplifting

Funcheap Needs Your Help Our goal is to stay open during the crisis and, more importantly, when we come out of this. If you love Funcheap, can you help us stay alive? Learn more at GoFundMe Last week we told you about 7 great “National Nurses Week” freebies and deals. And now more...

Bay Area Locals Launch "Hospital Hero" Wish-List WebsiteBay Area Locals Launch “Hospital Hero” Wish-List Website
By - posted 5/14/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thank you KRON4 for letting us know about a new online platform to connect volunteers with healthcare workers in need. HospitalHero was co-founded by two Bay Area residents Keith Weissglass of Oakland and Andrew Cantino of San Francisco. The idea behind the platform is to help healthcare workers to stay focused more...

200 Goats Escape and Run Wild in San Jose Neighborhood200 Goats Escape and Run Wild in San Jose Neighborhood
By - posted 5/14/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for sharing one of the wildest things that happened during quarantine, 200 goats escaped and roamed the streets of East San Jose this week. But nothing really surprises us anymore as almost 200 goats escaped from their enclosure and took over a San Jose. Zach Roelands more...

SF "Honey Bear" Artist Raises $125,000+ For COVID-19 CharitiesSF “Honey Bear” Artist Raises $125,000+ For COVID-19 Charities
By - posted 5/12/2020
Bay Area Updates, Murals, Uplifting

Thanks to CBS5 for letting us know that San Francisco underground artist fnnch has not only helped art spread across the city but has also helped raise a ton of money for charity. When the crisis started and shops started getting boarded up, the artist started gluing “Mask Bears” and “Soap more...

JetBlue Gives 200,000 Free Flights to Healthcare WorkersJetBlue Gives 200,000 Free Flights to Healthcare Workers
By - posted 5/12/2020
Freebies, Uplifting

JetBlue is giving 100,000 pairs of roundtrip flights to healthcare workers to honor their work amid the coronavirus crisis. So that comes out to 200,000 free round trip flights. JetBlue, is giving away the flights so that healthcare workers can take a vacation when the time is right. Healthcare workers across the more...

Bay Area Kid Invents 3-D Printed Tool to Help You Avoid CoronavirusBay Area Kid Invents 3-D Printed Tool to Help You Avoid Coronavirus
By - posted 5/11/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Tired of using your sleeve to cover your hands when you open a door? If you want to avoid touching surfaces like door handles, ATM buttons, grocery store freezer section doors, a kid might have invented something that you’ll love. Thanks to KTVU FOX 2 for introducing us to a more...

SF Queer Nightlife Fund Raises $160K for LGBTQ WorkersSF Queer Nightlife Fund Raises $160K for LGBTQ Workers
By - posted 5/6/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thank you SFist for the wonderful news that the SF Queer Nightlife Fund Raiseed $160K, and will start delivering grantss. With the community’s overwhelming support and generous donations, SF Queer Nightlife Fund was able to raise $160K grant to aid LGBTQ nightlife workers. This includes entertainers, DJs, bartenders, and nightclub employees. more...

This Guy Delivers Free Fresh Pineapples to SFThis Guy Delivers Free Fresh Pineapples to SF
By - posted 5/4/2020
Bay Area Updates, Community, Uplifting

Bored stuck at home and missing going out to brunch? That’s where “The Pineapple Guy” (aka CapriKid) comes to the rescue. Normally, D’marc Williams (and his security dog, Benzo) runs pop-up bars all over San Francisco, serving up a mix of fresh-fruit tropical cocktails along with drinks made with CapriSun pouches. more...

You Can Now Get Married Online in SF Starting TodayYou Can Now Get Married Online in SF Starting Today
By - posted 5/4/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to The San Francisco Examiner for letting us about a new executive order that allows for filing marriage licenses remotely. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a 60-day executive order so that adults can obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in-person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More: San Francisco Videoconference Marriage License Issuance more...

"Fruit Jesus" Bike Delivery is Back in SF“Fruit Jesus” Bike Delivery is Back in SF
By - posted 5/3/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thank you SF Eater for sharing the wonderful news that the “Fruit Jesus” is once again bringing produce to the people – rolling around town on his bike to deliver fresh fruit to your doorstep.  “FruitRollup is an attempt to connect local farmers with urban consumers, solving the problem of the more...