Carnitas’ Snack Shack Provides Food for Girls Think Tank Charity
August 6, 2014
From San Diego Downtown News, Downtown Briefs August 2014
San Diego-based nonprofit Girls Think Tank hosted a “Welcome Home” event on Saturday, July 26. The organization dedicated to “advancing basic human dignity for displaced San Diegans” celebrated the new location of their Transitional Storage Center (TSC) and held the event to thank community members for support and donations. The invitation-only event featured live music with food provided by Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Local leaders in attendance who have lent their support were Rick Gentry, CEO of the San Diego Housing Commission; Bahija Hamraz, executive director of the Clean & Safe program of San Diego Downtown Partnership; Dan Bamberg and Molly Hoot of the City Attorney’s office; and David Ross. TSC, located at 252 16th St. in the East Village neighborhood of Downtown, is a collection of 353 bins in which displaced individuals can store belongings during their job search or while attending school as they work towards transitioning back into a housed life. The new location boasts the most bins TSC has ever offered, but with a waiting list of over 120 people there is still a need for more storage bins. For more information or to donate visit girlsthinktank.org.