DSAL & Dig Deep Farms : Picturing A Year’s Impact


crates of rescued food


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Each newsletter we send out has a “By the Numbers” section highlighting the impact of the efforts of our team members on the health and safety of our community. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown, we wanted to help everyone visualize in a more concrete and personal way what that impact really means.

DSAL’s Food and Wellness Efforts

March 16, 2020 to March 12, 2021



Prepared Meals Delivered to Seniors & Families by 30 vendors:

136,843

If each food container is about 4” tall, that would make a stack over 86 times the height of the Bay Bridge!




Bags of Groceries Delivered:

150,145

That amount is equal to putting a bag of groceries in every seat of the Oakland Arena —seven times!




Pounds of food recovered & delivered:

1,233,238

We recovered enough food to equal the weight of 18 humpback whales! That is all food that would have gone to waste and instead went to our neighbors in need.




Well-being check-ins made by DSAL coaches:

39,753




Reentry Internship and Driver Hours:

5,934

That’s enough hours to drive to Times Square and back over 78 times!




Fitness is medicine Online training sessions:

2,343




Attended in-person socially-distanced soccer & dance:

4,053




Children at the Canchitas Learning Hub:

24





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