San Mateo County Event Center receives a $7.2 million resiliency grant
The San Mateo County Event Center has received $7.2 million Thursday to convert the center into an emergency shelter during emergencies like earthquakes, wildfires and floods. The money, granted by The California Department of Food and Agriculture, is meant to improve programs at the center. It will go towards the construction of a new community kitchen, shelter for 600 people and feeding thousands during emergencies. The county said the center is especially important for financially vulnerable members of the community.
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