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Marin Community Foundation Gives Challenge Grant to Food Bank

December 11, 2012

Since the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks merged in January 2011, we have served thousands of Marin residents who otherwise would not have all the food they need.

Unfortunately, the number of people at risk of hunger continues to grow. Over the past four years since the recession began in 2008, the poverty rate in Marin has increased 54%. Today there are more than 51,000 men, women and children in the county in need of food assistance — one out of every five residents.
 
To help meet the growing need for food assistance, the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) is stepping up with a significant grant to support the Food Bank's work.
 
MCF President and CEO Thomas Peters said, "We know that the Marin distribution sites are making record numbers of food distributions and continue to open new sites, serving an ever-increasing number of residents. We applaud this expansion of services, and the continual enhancements in availability and quality of food."

MCF Will Match Gifts Two-to-One

With this grant to the Food Bank, MCF is challenging other philanthropic citizens in Marin to match their award as generously as possible.
 
For every gift donors in Marin make to the Food Bank through December 31, the Marin Community Foundation will match that gift, two to one, up to $100,000.
 
If you would like to take advantage of this special opportunity to triple your gift to the Food Bank, please make your donation online on our website now >