The nonprofit vegan restaurant, which employs and trains people after prison, launched the new program last month.
Homies Empowerment runs a free store in deep East Oakland to encourage community self-sufficiency.
Organizers say “scarcity is a myth,” and they’ve already set up four fridges of free food around the city. More are in the works.
Over the past two weeks, a battered downtown Oakland has been transformed by street art depicting messages of unity and resistance.
Chain pharmacies are closed across much of Oakland, but locals are organizing to make sure medicine remains accessible.
The local radio host, DJ, small-biz investor and Oakland native shares thoughtful reflections on the role of leadership in huge protests, supporting Black businesses and more.