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Hunger in the City: Food Runners Helps Feed the Poor in San Francisco

xpressmagazine September 20, 2012

Written by Lissette Alvarez Photos by Godofredo Vasquez The smell of bagels and coffee float in the air, as R&B and laughter emanate through the sitting area in the Sala Burton Residence. 72-year-old...

“Sometimes I would go through PDF files on my iPhone in the middle of class or do quick Internet searches—I learn better that way, but other than that I’m old school. I still write notes.”  Alejandro Rios, 28, Anthropology/Latino Studies

Network Interruption

xpressmagazine September 20, 2012

Written by Lissette Alvarez Illustrations by Sara Donchey The soft clicking of Kristen Gardner’s typing is the only sound heard in her Daly City apartment. Gardner, who works part time as a receptionist...

Follow the Food Runners

xpressmagazine September 19, 2012

Written by Lissette Alvarez This map chronicles some of Food Runners’ primary locations they would pick up and drop off their food items. The map also pinpoints the agencies receiving the food from...

Legal Street Dogs

xpressmagazine April 16, 2012

  Written by Lissette Alvarez @lyalva It is a cold Saturday night in the Mission district and the streets are quiet except the faint notes of Cumbia music that radiates from a small hot dog...

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