YBCA Fellows, in partnership with the food justice group Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (THCSC) and neighborhood residents, will celebrate on April 19, 2018, the conversion of Daldas Corner Store on the corner of Eddy and Taylor to bring healthier foods to the Tenderloin. The community celebration will include food, games, and activities.
As part of its civic engagement work in the city, YBCA’s Youth Fellows have contributed to Daldas Corner Store’s conversion through an art-as-marketing campaign. For the past several months they have taken part in art-making workshops led by YBCA teaching artists Sandy Rodriguez and Meryl Pataky to create original artwork and portraits of the store’s owners, patrons, and local residents—marketing interventions that reflect the diverse neighborhood. Under the guidance of the teaching artists, they also worked to replace existing neon signs advertising alcohol, tobacco, and unhealthy foods with new neon signs advertising fruits and vegetables now sold at Daldas.
Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (THCSC) is a food justice coalition made up of a diverse network of residents, store owners, city agencies, and nonprofit organizations, all working toward a healthy and thriving Tenderloin. The Coalition promotes healthy food systems for a healthy neighborhood. Working with corner stores to shift their business plans and products toward fruits, vegetables, and everyday groceries, the Coalition’s Food Justice Leaders play an integral role in corner store conversion and subsequent maintenance of healthy retail stores. This inside-out approach builds on existing assets in the neighborhood. The success of the THCSC depends on key partnerships with Healthy Retail SF, Cooking Matters, EatSF, Feeling Good Project, DPH, OEWD, TNDC, small businesses, and now YBCA.
This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation, with additional funding by National Endowment for the Arts, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Engagement and Education Programs are made possible in part by: Institute of Museum and Library Services, the California Arts Council, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, Verizon, Koret Foundation, The Sato Foundation, and Macy’s.
YBCA’s Youth Fellows Program is generously supported by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the California Arts Council, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, Verizon, Koret Foundation, The Sato Foundation, and Macy’s.
Any views, finding, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.