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  • Kathleen is a volunteer from Marin County’s Fairfax Food Pantry. Most people come to the pantry to pick up groceries for the week but some people are physically unable. Kathleen delivers the pantry to an elderly homebound couple each week, making sure they receive the nutrition they need to survive. 

  • The Food Bank recently partnered with The Bay Citizen to publish a quiz featuring some interesting Food Bank facts. In a karmic twist of fate, the winner of the quiz happened to be a Food Bank supporter and volunteer. 

  • Food bank participant, holding her free groceries

    Deborah Brooks is a pantry participant at Bethel AME. She helps the homeless by working as a night desk clerk for a permanent housing non-profit. But by the end of the month, she could use a little help making ends meet herself. 

  • Frances is a monthly donor who was inspired to give after participating in a food drive and listening to the announcement of KGO Fights Hunger Day in 2011. 

  • Caridad is fighting to overcome depression. She is a survivor of domestic violence, and lives on a monthly survivor’s benefit and $16 in Food Stamps.

  • Rose Chang is 86. She lives at a senior citizens’ residence in the Tenderloin, and shared her story with the Food Bank in 2011.

  • James is a longtime supporter of the Food Bank. He’s also an avid runner, a hobby that led him to an unusual way of collecting money to support his favorite nonprofits.

  • Joann Medeiros is a volunteer and program participant at the Hosanna Celebration pantry in San Francisco. We met her at the pantry when she was working and she kindly shared her story with us.

  • Charlie lives in an assisted living facility and really appreciates the monthly box of food he receives from the Food Bank through a government program called CSFP.

  • Thousands of families in San Francisco and Marin are struggling to feed their children. Thanks to your support, parents like Michael are able to get fresh, wholesome food at our Healthy Children Pantries.