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Southeast Community Facility to Host 12th Annual Health and Harvest Fair
Community center managed by SFPUC to offer free health screenings, wellness activities, live music and more
Posted Date: 11/7/2019 10:00 AM

San Francisco, CA—The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission, Supervisor Shamman Walton and other neighborhood leaders will host the 12th Annual Health and Harvest Fair on Saturday in the Bayview.

The event is open to the public and will feature access to free medical and dental screenings, information on open enrollment for Covered California, community dancing and yoga, a Kid’s Zone with a rock climbing wall, live music, access to free produce, and much more.

The theme for annual Health and Harvest Fair this year is “Wellkanda,” highlighting both the importance of community health and of San Francisco’s newly designated African-American Arts & Culture District. Since 2007, thousands of residents have attended the annual fair, and the event has also served as a thriving community space bringing families, neighbors and friends together.

Details on this year’s Health and Harvest Fair are below:

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. – 2p.m.
WHERE: Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco

Health and Harvest Fair attendees are encouraged to take part in the nearby Bayview Business Day, also taking place on Saturday. There will be free shuttles and other modes of transportation connecting event-goers from the Health and Harvest Fair to Bayview Business Day locations.

The SECF, located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue, and the adjacent Greenhouses at 1150 Phelps Street, were constructed to mitigate the adverse environmental and social impacts of the Southeast Treatment Plant expansion projects during the 1970s and 1980s. The SECF and Greenhouses are facilities owned by the city, and operated and maintained by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for the benefit of the Bayview Hunters Point community.

After an extensive engagement process, the community expressed a preference to build a new center at 1550 Evans Avenue, owned by the SFPUC. The new center will include a large, state-of-the-art special events space and multi-purpose space for meetings, events and recreation, such as dance classes and day care services. The center will also provide a range of social services supporting workforce development and education for Southeast residents of all ages. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new center is slated for early next year, with an anticipated opening scheduled for 2022.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is a department of the City and County of San Francisco. It delivers drinking water to 2.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area, collects and treats wastewater for the City and County of San Francisco, and generates clean power for municipal buildings, residents, and businesses. The SFPUC’s mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.sfwater.org.

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