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Super Bowl Party in SF Mission Feeds Homeless
In a rear enclave reserved for the homeless attendees at the SoMa StrEat Food Park’s Super Bowl party on Sunday, Scott Kitterman, 46, took a satisfying bite out of his second hot dog. “I’m eating again now,” he said. He had finally recovered from a bad case of the stomach flu, made worse by his recent onset of AIDS. Kitterman had rushed over to the party as soon as he heard about it, but by the time he arrived, others had already snatched up all the free tents. No matter, he said, there was still plenty of free food and donated socks. “I got two new pairs,” he said gleefully. By the game’s start, when Lady Gaga materialized on the StrEat Food Park’s outdoor televisions and began belting out the national anthem, at least 75 homeless people had checked in for the St. Francis Challenge event — the brainchild of 2015 San Francisco mayoral candidate Amy Farah Weiss. The event, hosted at the outdoor eatery on the Mission District’s border, ...