[SF] Volunteer at the SF Food Bank

Let's volunteer at the SF Food Bank!

Be sure you are committed to volunteer on Saturday, July 6th!!

 

See below for details from the SF Food Bank:

The Food Bank plays a unique role in the work to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Hundreds of organizations rely on the food and social service expertise we provide to run their meal, snack and grocery programs. This year, we'll distribute 45 million pounds of food — enough for more than 100,000 meals each day.

Here's a quick look at how it all works.

  • We collect millions of pounds of food

    Our food comes from a wide variety of sources, both donated and purchased.

    Millions of pounds of fresh, seasonal produce come from the California Association of Food Banks' Farm to Family program, which connects growers with local food banks. National food manufacturers and distributors donate truckloads of products that round
  • out our inventory. Our Fresh Rescue program collects food from local supermarkets that would otherwise go to waste. Our Food & Fund Drives collect nonperishable foods in the barrels you see all around the community. We also make supplemental purchases of foods like grains, proteins and dairy to ensure pantry distributions offer a nutritionally balanced array of food.
  • Volunteers help pack at the warehouse

    Once in our warehouses, the food is sorted and packed by volunteer crews. Individuals and teams work together to make sure produce is quickly packed so it’s still fresh when it arrives at our partner programs and pantries, and bulk quantities of foods like rice and beans are repacked into family-sized portions. The work of our 25,000 volunteers last year was equivalent to 70 full-time staff.

  • The food goes to partners and pantries

    The Food Bank supplies food for a network of 450 partner organizations, including our 230 neighborhood pantries. Some partners come to our warehouse to pick up supplies, but most of the food is loaded onto our fleet of 17 trucks and delivered to sites across San Francisco and Marin

  • People come for meals or groceries

    Some of our partners run hot meals programs, including groups like Project Open Hand, St. Anthony's and Glide in San Francisco, and St. Vincent de Paul in Marin. Others oversee snack programs, home-delivered grocery services and small meal programs. Over 70% of the food we distribute goes to our 230 farmer's market-style pantries that serve an average of 30,000 households each week, providing people with healthy foods they can prepare at home.

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  • Julie

    Fun fact - if you register with the DMV/food bank beforehand you can work off your parking / speeding tix! (about $15 to register )

    1 · May 31, 2013

    • Diana C.

      Can I work off speeding tickets I haven't gotten yet? :)

      July 3, 2013

    • Pamela L.

      This information from Julie was wrong. It only applies to parking tickets (not speeding tickets) and is only applicable in SF County. Nonetheless, I had a nice time today. Thx!

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jiust wanta thank all of you who helped out at food bank!

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun! I will do it again

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're in the breakroom..Im wearing a blavk vest and tan shorts

    July 6, 2013

  • Diana C.

    I'm also here! But I don't recognize anyone either!

    July 6, 2013

  • Dorothy

    I don't recognize anyone in the volunteer area. Are any of you here?

    July 6, 2013

  • Tariq J.

    Something came up in the last moment

    July 6, 2013

  • Tariq J.

    What's the address?

    July 6, 2013

    • Tariq J.

      Never mind. I found it

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok folks, look for an asían dude with a black recolgogy vest and shorts..or reach at[masked]

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there!

    July 5, 2013

  • Lester L.

    Out of town

    July 5, 2013

  • Billy T.

    Sorry! I have other plans for that day. :(

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work,

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok folk,

    just want to remind everyone will be volunteering at the SF Food Bank this Saturday, 7/6 at 12:30p and be done by around 3p..please update your status if you are not able to help out.

    thanks and enjoy the 4th

    July 1, 2013

  • Kent

    Going to Vegas

    May 29, 2013

  • Pei

    always wanted to check out something like this...

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys,

    I only took 15 slots for the 2 groups..I'll try to bump it to 30 later in the day. I know some of you guys on this group are in my group as well, so if slots are fill up here try the other..

    Thanks!

    May 23, 2013

  • Jason C.

    Jason, Is there really a limit for this? I know you're cross posting this on multiple groups, give us more slots if you can.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Bethany

    Shall I start a second table? ;) If we get more interest, then I'm happy to lead a second delegation of 4-8 people even though I've never volunteered at the Food Bank before. I'm definitely very interested in putting more time into volunteering in the second half of this year.

    May 23, 2013

  • aspen

    what a great idea! i won't be here but will join at the next one!

    May 22, 2013

  • Gina

    I would love to attend this event, but I might still be in NYC and can't commit now. :(

    May 22, 2013

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