The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank serves 17,000 neighbors across Marin County every week. But hunger continues to be a significant problem in our community, and more people need our help.
A staggering one in five people in Marin and San Francisco Counties faces hunger. With our current facilities, we can only serve about half of those in need.
This year, we are making some exciting changes to grow our operations in Marin. We will make several upgrades to our facility in San Rafael that will enable us to distribute even more food to neighbors in need.
In January 2018, we acquired a large warehouse in San Rafael. The building is 38,000 square feet, about three times as large as the Food Bank’s old warehouse in Novato. The Marin warehouse needs a series of upgrades in order to accommodate the Food Bank’s growing staff and programs. Construction, which begins in April 2019, will include:
> Installing a permanent cooler and freezer, which is critical because 60% of the food we distribute is fresh produce.
> Constructing high-density racking on our warehouse floor to maximize dry storage.
> Building a repack room for grain, which is one of the most sought-after commodities we distribute.
> Expanding our Shop Floor to be 50% larger than our current space, which will enable us to distribute more food to community partners.
> Creating a Welcome Center that will enhance our volunteer experience and allow us to better engage with the community.
helping out annually
Because of the construction, regularly scheduled volunteer shifts in our Marin warehouse have been paused. We look forward to welcoming you to our new space in a few months.
APA Family Support Services
Ingleside Community Center
Meals on Wheels SF
Mission Neighborhood Centers
Project Open Hand
Richmond District Neighborhood Center
SF Community Fellowship
St. Anthony Dining Room
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Marin Community Clinics – San Rafael & Novato
North Marin Community Services
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Salvation Army Marin
San Rafael Community Clinic Health Hub
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
West Marin Community Resource Center