February is Black History Month and this year more than ever we have the opportunity to rethink how we acknowledge and affirm this month. Not only in the month of February but all year round, it is essential we recognize that our Black communities, neighbors and friends face food insecurity differently. The disproportionately high numbers for food assistance and lack of food access are a result of systemic racism.
We at the Food Bank will continue to work to reduce barriers to food access for our BIPOC neighbors in need of food assistance. We will work with various local Black community members, organizations, faith-based groups and our local partner agencies to improve our programming and to increase food access.
This month, in honor of Black History Month, consider donating to any of our partners who is doing the work to address this disparity head-on. The below is a selection of our community partners who serve the Black community.
Our Community Partners
- Village Project
- Bayview Opera House
- Cornerstone Missionary Baptist
- Dr. George Davis Senior Center
- Bayview Adult Day Health
- FACES SF
In the coming weeks and months, we will also be spotlighting many of these partners on our channels so stay tuned.