A new free grocery shop has opened in San Francisco’s Bayview district, intending to fill low-income families’ pantries without cost. The District 10 Community Market offers dignified shopping for locals, who can choose from aisles stocked with staples such as milk, eggs, fresh veggies, tortilla chips, and canned beans. The market expects to open twice a week, with visitors permitted every two weeks. To better serve the diverse population, employees speak Spanish and Cantonese. Eligible customers must get a grocery card from one of the market’s associated charity organizations. Overseen by Bayview Senior Services, the store hopes to serve 6,000 seniors per month. It will rely primarily on donations from local stores for essentials while acquiring fresh produce to assure quality and diversity.

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