Congressman Jared Huffman Visits San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
San Rafael, CA (November 5, 2020) — The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will welcome Congressman Jared Huffman to its Marin warehouse on Saturday, November 11 during its weekly drive-thru food distribution. The Saturday distribution, which will serve 400 households, is one of several locations distributing food boxes from the USDA’s temporary Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is now serving 55,000 households per week, nearly double the number we served pre-pandemic. Scaling operations to meet this surge in demand would not have been possible without the support of our federal government through programs like the Farmers to Families Food Box program, CalFresh, Pandemic-EBT and other important food assistance programs. In fact, 40 percent of the food the Food Bank has distributed since the start of the pandemic has come from USDA programs, including Farmers to Families.
The Food Bank is grateful for the ongoing support it has received from Congressman Huffman and other elected officials. As the Farmers to Families program and other USDA food funding sources are set to expire at the end of the year, the Food Bank hopes Congressman Huffman and our California Congressional delegation will continue to prioritize essential food assistance programs.
SPOKESPERSON AVAILABLITY: Paul Ash, Executive Director of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and Congressman Jared Huffman will be available for comment.
WHEN: 10:45 AM, Saturday, November 7, 2020
WHERE: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse, 2550 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Gunilla Bergensten, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 767-8331
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO-MARIN FOOD BANK
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Before the pandemic, one in five neighbors was at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries to our nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 55,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.