Cyclists Roll to Fight Hunger
13th annual Supermarket Street Sweep race this Saturday!
SAN FRANCISCO (December 1, 2018) 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 13th annual Super Market Street Sweep.
It’s part food drive, part bicycle race, involving people on two wheels – and even three wheels. They zip around the city with donated dollars, and purchase much-needed groceries for our neighbors in need. These dedicated cyclists pick up food and haul it all back with wagons and carriers, up and down hills, in order to cross the finish line at our warehouse.
“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 McKnight. “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.”
Last year, participants raised more than $16,000 and collected over 13,000 pounds of food. This year, racers have set a goal of raising $20,000! Since Super Market Street Sweep began in 2006, participants have collected nearly 100,000 pounds of food, and donated over $90,000 – enough for more than a quarter 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: Cyclists and Food Bank spokesperson Katy McKnight
WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2018. 10:00am – 6:00pm (cyclists start arriving between 1p-4p)
WHERE: The Food Bank warehouse – 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107
Public Relations Manager – San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 ext. 270; (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 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. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.