Food Banker Spotlight | Henry Randolph

March 31, 2017

Meet Henry, Shop Floor Manager

What does a typical day at the Food Bank look like to you?

I start work at 5:30am every weekday morning on the shop floor, which is a separate part of the warehouse where dozens of nonprofit agencies are able to visit and pick up weekly groceries. These account holders include local churches, homeless shelters and community centers that help feed neighbors in need.  My first order of business is to start restocking the shopping floor shelves.  I’m also building orders for after-school programs.  At 8am, the Shop Floor opens and agency representatives start to arrive.  I assist the shoppers with their needs and do whatever else is asked throughout the warehouse to get food out to the community.

What’s your favorite thing about working at the Food Bank?

It gives me the opportunity to work with so many great people in the community and throughout the organization who all share the same common goal and moral obligation to help improve the quality of life of those in need.

Have you been personally impacted by your experience at the Food Bank?

Yes. Working here is like a dream come true. As a young boy growing up in SF in the 60’s and 70’s I saw the struggles and heartaches that individuals and families faced in the communities that I lived in.  I made a commitment to myself at an early age to give a hand to those who are less fortunate. Working here at the Food Bank for the past 20 years has helped me to fulfill one of my life goals.

What motivates you to do what you do?

I love providing services to people in need, it’s a great feeling and very rewarding. I truly care about the communities of San Francisco, a city I love dearly.

What’s something people might not know about you?

I was an All-City and All-State high school basketball player, as well as an All American JUCO player. One year I lead the state in rebounds.  I was also nominated to tryout for the 1976 Men’s Olympic Basketball team.

Tell us your best joke.

Knock! Knock? Who’s there? Handoff. Handoff who?  Handoff to Randolph!!!


The Food Bank is proud to announce the Henry was recently chosen as a Walmart Community Playmaker for good deeds carried out in the community. Henry was handed the award, and honored before thousands of fans at a recent Golden State Warriors game.  Way to go Henry!