The Broadview

Holiday volunteering boosts self-value, disappoints year-round philanthropists

Claire Koswic, Senior Reporter

December 10, 2015

Charitable organizations often see an increase in the number of people wanting to volunteer around the holidays, but the demand for services is not confined to the month of December. “We definitely see an increase in volunteering around the holidays,” Goldie Pyka, of the San Francisco Marin Food Ban...

Hunger prevalent amongst S.F. kids

Hunger prevalent amongst S.F. kids

May 25, 2012

Claire Fahy Sports Editor It isn’t just the children in UNICEF ads who aren’t getting the proper food and nutrition they need to survive due to lack of resources. Twenty-five percent of San Francisco’s own children go hungry every day. “People don’t immediately think of kids as facing this problem,” Lisa Mizokami, Marketing and Communications Manager at the San ...

Food distributors and kitchens prepare for busy holiday season

Food distributors and kitchens prepare for busy holiday season

November 10, 2011

Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor Charities like the San Francisco Food Bank and the Society of St. Vincent De Paul are preparing for the holidays by stocking up on supplies and requesting more hands for volunteer work as the demand for groceries and food increases during the down-turned economy. Eve...

Job cuts tighten families

May 21, 2009

Zoë Newcomb Features Editor Rising unemployment rates and seemingly negative lifestyle changes might just be a good thing for families facing job loss and economic insecurity. Sophomore Jamie Haigh’s life changed drastically when her father lost his consulting job four months ago because investor...

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