Sunday Streets wrapped up our Tenderloin community meetings last night with one final opportunity to talk shop about this weekend’s event. We’ve had the pleasure of sharing the room with people doing a variety of work in the neighborhood, and it has been inspiring to hear about the changes they are making on a daily basis. The Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition has been working to launch the Grand Opening of Radman’s Produce Market in conjunction with Sunday Streets. It’s very exciting to share the day with such a historical moment for the neighborhood, and we are proud to have watched this coalition in action as they plan for their launch. They have not only coordinated the store opening and organized activities to fill the space outside Radman’s, but they have also helped us with outreach to neighbors and businesses informing them of the event!
There are so many amazing organizations doing great work in this community. I wish I had the time to give them all the recognition that they deserve, but I do want to put some focus on the San Francisco Kroc Center (240 Turk Street). I have walked past it a zillion times and until Eva Borrego reached out to us to offer the Center as a meeting space I had never even imagined what was inside. Along with a robust fitness center, pool, computer lab, children’s library, and class space for yoga, zumba and other fitness opportunities, the Center houses after school programs for youth and a robust senior program! There are not only organized activities for seniors who are interested in socializing, but also meals served for just $1.50 per day. Check out this video to see more of what the Kroc Center has to offer. It really is a hidden gem in the Tenderloin.
The Kroc Center will be open for tours this Sunday during Sunday Streets. They will be giving guided tours every hour on the hour, so be sure to stop by and check it out!