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From food drives to house parties, poetry slams to music jams, committed individuals and groups are coming together to benefit the Food Bank and help feed hungry neighbors in our community. Find out how you can host an event.

The Food Bank also holds annual events to raise awareness about hunger and raise the funds it takes to feed people in need. Browse the website to see upcoming events, or contact our Special Events Manager for more information. 

  • Your Food Your Vote

    Monday, October 6, 2014
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Forum begins at 7 p.m.

    San Francisco LGBT Community Center
    Rainbow Room
    1800 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Please join the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, and SF-Marin Food Bank for a food-focused forum hosted by Roots of Change with the two candidates for State Assembly District 17 (central and eastern San Francisco). David Campos and David Chiu, both currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, will share their perspectives on food security, urban farming, sustainability, and other food and agriculture policy issues as they relate to San Francisco and California. The forum will include prepared questions as well as questions from the audience, moderated by Jason Mark of Earth Island Journal.

    All guests with reserved seats must arrive by 6:50 p.m. to guarantee admission. The remaining seats will be made available beginning at 6:50 p.m. on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Thanksgiving Day 5K

    Thursday, November 28, 2014
    Terry Francois Boulevard at 3rd Street (behind AT&T Park)
    San Francisco, CA

    6 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.: Registration, Packet Pickup, Food Donation
    8 a.m.: Event Start

    Earn your day's indulgence at the Thanksgiving Day 5K San Francisco! Join family, friends and your community Thanksgiving morning for a quick run, jog or walk along the Embarcadero and under the Bay Bridge. More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Thanksgiving Day 5K is a fun way to give back while you give thanks.

  • In the Kitchen with Scala's

    Hands-On Cooking Experience with Chefs Kimberly Bugler and Larry Finn
    Select Saturdays: November 1, 2014
    9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Sir Francis Drake Hotel
    432 Powell Street
    San Francisco CA 94102 

    Ever wondered what it would be like to be an executive chef in one of the nation’s food capitals? Think you can stand the heat of the kitchen? Scala’s Bistro would like to formally invite you to step behind the scenes with their new series of cooking classes, In the Kitchen with Scala’s.

    Guests will arrive and meet Executive Chefs Larry Finn and Kimberly Bugler, who will be giving the guests an exclusive look at a San Francisco icon. Part of the restaurant scene for almost 18 years, Scala’s Bistro is a high-volume restaurant with an artisanal spirit – everything from the bread to the pastas to every sauce on the menu are made in-house.

    Fulfill your dream of being a star chef with the team at Scala’s Bistro. Guests will prepare their own lunch in a professional kitchen, and after the day’s work they will be able to sit down and enjoy the foods of their labor, along with expertly paired wines from the cellar.

    For each ticket sold, $50 will be donated to the SF-Marin Food Bank.

  • Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm

    Last Monday of Every Month
    Dinner Series at Stones Throw
    1896 Hyde St.
    San Francisco, CA

    Stones Throw has invited top chefs and restaurants in the Bay Area to cook and drink with them, just like they love to eat and drink when they’re out.   And you can join them!

    This social and community-focused dinner will take place every last Monday of the month, and for each event Chef Jason Halverson has invited a top local restaurant, chef and sommelier into his kitchen for an unforgettable evening - all in support of SF-Marin Food Bank.

    Reservations for the dinners will be taken throughout the evening, between 6 pm – 8:45 pm, and will offer the “Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm” menu only from the guest chef and sommelier. The set menu that evening, created by these special guest chefs and somms, will include favorite dishes, and drinks, they enjoy when they have the night off!

    September 29th
    Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

    Additional dates and guest restaurants will be announced shortly.

    To purchase tickets:

    Sosh members will receive information monthly on the dinner series, and can purchase tickets through their membership.

    Join Sosh at

    You may also purchase tickets via the link below or follow Stones Throw on Twitter @stonesthrowsf

    Tickets are $105.00 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.

    Wine/beverage pairings will be offered at an additional $65.00 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

    Beverages may also be purchased a la carte.