Street Roots vendor Bruce Heino helps unload the truck when papers arrived Nov. 27. Every other Friday, the vendors help unload the truck and stack the papers in the office before heading out to their sales locations. It’s always a very busy morning at the office.
Israel Bayer, Street Roots’ executive director, helps distribute papers on the first morning of a new edition. Vendors are often in the office by 7:30 a.m., getting coffee, having breakfast, and talking about the week’s events before the paper arrives. Some begin reading the paper immediately to talk about the articles with customers. Some sign their name at the top. Some personalize their papers with stickers.