Cyclists Roll to Fight Hunger

December 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO This Saturday, December 3, hundreds of cyclists will hit the streets of San Francisco to help “pedal” the Food Bank closer to our goal of ending hunger. It’s the 11th annual Super Market Street Sweep. Last year, participants raised more than $13,000 and collected over 12,000 pounds of food.

It’s part food drive, part bicycle race, involving hundreds of people on two wheels – and even three wheels. They zip around the city with donated dollars, and purchase much-needed groceries for neighbors in need. Some of these dedicated cyclists travel as far as Sausalito to capture food, and haul it all back by bike with wagons and carriers, up and down hills, in order to cross the finish line at our warehouse. Their energy and determination will rival our largest 18-wheel delivery trucks.

“We set a goal of providing 10 million meals this holiday season to our community members who might otherwise go without,” said Food Bank spokeswoman Katy Mann. “We’re making progress, but we still need the help. The Super Market Street Sweep is a great example of how ingenuity and creativity – along with a big dose of fun – can help tackle hunger.”

Since Super Market Street Sweep began in 2006, participants have collected enough food for a quarter of a million meals.

WHAT: Racers on bike arrive at the Food Bank with their hauls of donated goods, followed by a post-race party. (Plenty of Interview/Sound/Video opportunities)

WHO: Food Bank spokesperson Katy Mann will be at the Food Bank SF warehouse between 10:00am and 8:00pm. Street Sweep participants will roll in with food from 1pm thru 4pm.

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2016. 10:00am – 6:00pm

WHERE: The Food Bank’s warehouse at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107

Mark Seelig, PR Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 x270; (cell) 415-246-9146


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 one in four neighbors is 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, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at

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