Hunger affects 1 in 4 people in San Francisco and Marin Counties. While these numbers are staggering, the SF-Food Bank is helping to solve this issue through its various food programs. The SF-Marin Food Bank provides food to over 225,000 people throughout San Francisco and Marin by distributing 48 million pounds of food every year, 60% of which is fresh produce.
In June, Capital Pacific San Francisco volunteered at the SF-Marin Food Bank warehouse to help package over 2,700 pounds of food for distribution. From building boxes, packing the boxes with food, sealing the boxes and loading up the pallets, the team was able to help with each step of the packaging process. Per Maggie Clancy, “Although we were working non-stop, I was still shocked when they told us how much food we’d been able to pack and what a significant impact we had made in just a couple hours of volunteering.”
“We work hard every day helping our investors preserve and create wealth so it was rewarding and a welcome opportunity to have our company focus and serve a community that benefits from the food distributed by SF food bank.” – Chris Kostanecki
SF-Marin food programs include:
- A pantry network that includes a mobile pantry which reaches isolated, low-income families, 260 pantries that distribute food in a farmers’ market-style setting, and college pantries to help students succeed academically.
- Home-delivered groceries for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Snacks for students at high-need public schools.
- Nutrition education for healthy and affordable meals and snacks.
- Food pharmacies which provide food and nutrition education to patients as part of their health care.
- Advocacy at the local, state, and national levels for policy and program reform.
For more information on the SF-Marin Food Bank or to donate click here.