Rock Legend Phil Lesh Joins the Fight Against Hunger

September 8, 2017

NOVATO (September 8, 2017) – Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Phil Lesh – long a champion for the arts, education and the environment – is now lending his considerable talents to support the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in the fight against hunger.

Lesh, who helped found the Grateful Dead, and his wife Jill, will join 30 lucky fans during a two-hour volunteer shift at the Food Bank’s Novato warehouse.  The group will then make its way to the Lesh-owned Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael for dinner and a concert. The event will raise enough funds for 30,000 meals.

Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash says, “Support for the Food Bank comes from many places, including the world of music.  We thank Phil and his wife Jill for giving their time and their hearts to help feed neighbors in need.”

This event is part of the Food Bank’s annual Food From The Bar fundraiser through which the SF/Marin legal community donated more than $725,000 to the Food Bank.

WHO:  Rock Legend Phil Lesh, his wife Jill, and 30 fans and Food Bank donors.

WHAT:  A volunteer shift at the Food Bank’s Novato warehouse, followed by dinner and a concert at the Lesh-owned Terrapin Crossroads, in San Rafael.  This event will raise enough money for 30,000 meals. (Volunteer shift not open to the public)

WHERE: 75 Digital Drive, Novato, CA 94947 (Food Bank Warehouse)

100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901 (Restaurant)

WHEN:  Friday, September 8th   2pm – 4pm – Novato warehouse

5:30pm – closing – Terrapin Crossroads (dinner & concert)

WHY:  To raise funds to help the Food Bank end hunger in San Francisco and Marin.


About the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where 1 in 4 neighbors is at risk of hunger. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. This year, we’ll distribute 48 million pounds of food. Sixty percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at

Media kit:

Mark Seelig, PR Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 ext 270; (cell) 415-246-9146

Debbi Bellush, Community Engagement Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1900 ext 380; (cell) 510-847-3191