Due to COVID-19, the number of people in need of food assistance is staggering. We are working 24/7 to be able to distribute food to more households than ever before.
Since 1987, the Food Bank has pioneered many successful models aimed at ending hunger. See how your support has fueled our growth over the years.
We hear stories of people getting back on their feet because – despite job loss or illness – they could count on food from the Food Bank. Read their stories on our blog.
Before the pandemic, one in five people was at risk of hunger in San Francisco and Marin. As the crisis has unfolded, the Food Bank has nearly doubled the number of households served. At the end of July, the Food Bank distributed food for 60,000 households every week. We are now distributing 54 percent more food per month than pre-shelter-in-place.
The Covid-19 Hunger Report also shows a correlation between the zip codes with the largest increase in unemployment claims and those where demand for Food Bank services spiked.
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We advocate at the local, state, and national levels for policy reform and program improvements to assist people at risk of hunger.
We help eligible neighbors access CalFresh (food stamps) benefits, one of the best ways to end hunger.
We help college students achieve their academic and life goals by providing weekly groceries right on campus.
We support and collaborate with a network of over 384 community organizations.
We are bolstering our efforts to ensure access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We offer our pantry participants more than 50 unique types of fruits and vegetables annually.
We help patients access good food and nutrition education as part of their health care.
We provide home-delivered groceries to support better health and increased self-sufficiency for seniors and neighbors with disabilities.
We serve isolated, low-income families in West Marin with our pantry on wheels.
We provide students in high-need public schools with the fuel they need to learn and excel.
We distribute food at more than 307 pantries, where participants choose fresh groceries in a farmers market-style setting.
We teach classes about how to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a budget.
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