The Food Bank relies on a huge network of nonprofit partners to help us distribute nearly 50 million pounds of food across San Francisco and Marin. We team up with over 400 agencies and scores of pantry volunteers to get healthy food into the hands of our neighbors in need. In many cases, we’ve been working with partners for decades!
Recently, the Food Bank honored hundreds of these pantry coordinators with special luncheons in both San Francisco and Marin.
“It was great to see so many of these pantry coordinators in one place and to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work that happens every week to feed our neighbors in need,” said Food Bank Chief Program Officer Sean Brooks.
The highlight of each event was when the Food Bank gave out special Longevity Awards to partners who have worked alongside us for more than 20 years:
LONGEVITY AWARDS – San Francisco
- Bayview Hunters Point Adult Day Health Center
- Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
- Donaldina Cameron House
- Dunleavy Apartments
- Esperanza Apartments
- Mendelsohn House
- Mercy Terrace Apartments
- Mission YMCA
- OMI Senior Center
- Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
- Royal Adah Apartments
- Southeast Asian Community Center
- St. Anthony Foundation
- Visitacion Valley Baptist Church
During the Marin luncheon, we gave out Milestone Achievement Awards to coordinators who have been assisting the Food Bank for at least 10 years.
MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS – Marin
- Bennett House
- Canal Alliance
- Margaret Todd Senior Center
- Maria Freitas Senior Housing
- Marguerita Johnson Senior Center
- Martinelli House
- Parnow Friendship House
- Ritter Center
- St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
- Salvation Army Marin
- San Geronimo Valley Community Center
- Venetia Oaks
- West Marin Community Services
- Mackey Terrace
- Novato Human Needs Center
Jennifer Moeller with the award-winning Novato Human Needs Center said she has always been motivated to help people.
“Food is such a basic, fundamental need,” Moeller said. “It’s something that people shouldn’t have to think about, or worry about. One less stressor eliminated from someone else’s life is something we should all strive for.”
For more information on our pantry network, click here. If you would like to get involved at your neighborhood pantry, call the Food Bank at (415) 282-1900 and ask for the Programs Department.
If you would like to view the pictures from San Francisco event, click here.
If you would like to view the pictures from the Marin event, click here.