HAYWARD -- South Hayward Parish is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a party Sunday.

In 1964, three churches formed the interfaith group to tackle problems facing low-income residents in South Hayward. Since then, four more congregations and community members have joined the nonprofit organization that runs a food pantry, provides GED high school equivalency classes, assists homeless people and connects residents with local services. It helped start the Hayward Gay Prom and a day labor center on Tennyson Road.

The free event will have memorabilia, talks and birthday cake. It takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hayward City Hall rotunda, 777 B St.

-- Rebecca Parr, Staff




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