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Food Hub Grand Opening - A New Resource for our Community

Dig Deep Farms Food Hub building is completed

"Thanks for Giving!

To all who donated to DSAL for Giving Tuesday -- thank you! We raised over $1,850 that will help fund programs. And no worries if you missed out; you can contribute time, money, and/or your own unique perspective, energy and passion year-round by donating anytime, volunteering, or participating in DSAL programs or events. Visit our website to get involved!

Upcoming Events

Futbolito Fridays are back! If you're a high school student who loves soccer, join us for music, free pizza, and drop-in play. All levels welcome! Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Canchitas Park (16640 East 14th St., San Leandro).

Guns n Hoses, our annual fire vs. police futsal tournament fundraiser, was December 8, and as usual it was a blast. Crunch Fitness San Leandro prevailed over San Leandro PD in the championship -- and more importantly we raised about $3,000 for DSAL Soccer! Thanks to all the first responders who participated. We hope to see you again next year.

Food Hub Grand Opening!

Join us for the grand opening of the Dig Deep Farms Food Hub. The festivities, which will occur on January 17th, will include a ribbon cutting, an orientation to the facility, and refreshments.

If you're a restaurant owner, caterer or food entrepreneur who dreams of having access to a huge, fully equipped commercial kitchen -- one with amazing views and an impressive vision of the future -- you'll also have the opportunity to sign up as one of the first Food Hub members. Email for details.

Program Updates

The Alameda County Transportation Commission is working on a long-term plan for improving the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard and Fremont Boulevard Corridor -- and they want your input! Make your voice heard by completing the ACTC survey.

Dig Deep Farms Internships are starting soon! Interns in the 6-week program get hands-on learning in regenerative farming, ecological design, food systems, and social and environmental justice.

Dig Deep Farms is adding Food as Medicine Farmacies to two additional clinics in early 2020.

Our new Dig Deep Farms Food Hub director, Mika Tesfaye, is busy getting ready for the January 2020 grand opening of the Food Hub. More on Mika in the spotlight below.

Food Recovery has started. We rescued more than 8,000 pounds of food in the first few days alone.

The October 23 Halloween Festival at Canchitas Soccer Park -- made possible by Muevete! volunteers -- was a blast! Five Crime Prevention Unit deputies mingled with the 200+ community members who attended.

Sheriffs FC teams are in full swing for their fall season. We've had 61 games so far since we started in the last weekend of August.

Muevete! has added a youth class for ages 6-12, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5-6 p.m. at the Hayward Adult School.

In October, the Rhythm Cadets Drumline (DSAL's drumline team) performed at the 2019 Ashland-Cherryland FamFest & Fun Run.

Training camp has started for a DSAL boxing academy amateur fighter as she goes off to the Olympic trials!

We're adding more workout space to the HAS fitness complex: Our new auxiliary fitness gym will open (across from the boxing gym) in December or January. Stay tuned for updates.

The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program at Arroyo High School just started our 6th Rite of Passage class! Meets Tuesdays, 3:30–5:00 through the end of May. Students learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and its relationship to healthy communities and individual wellbeing. For more information, email

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