Fleet Week at the Warehouse

October 11, 2019

Fleet Week U.S. Military Personnel Lend a Helping Hand in the Battle to End Hunger in San Francisco and Marin

SAN FRANCISCO (October 10, 2019) – During Fleet Week on Thursday, October 10 — at 9:00 a.m. – over 25 U.S. Marine Corps and Navy personnel will volunteer for a two-hour shift to pack up fresh produce and other healthy food at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The Marines and Sailors, working alongside civilian volunteers, will box thousands of pounds of fresh produce that’s distributed to 32,000 households each week.
With one in five people in San Francisco and Marin in need of food, the fight to end hunger is intense here. Throughout the U.S. recent studies show one in four military households in the U.S. receive assistance from a food bank.

“This is the third year that the Marines and other military members have helped us out during Fleet Week. We look forward to welcoming back the men and women who fight for our freedom and thank them for their service to our country and for helping us provide for those in need,” said Paul Ash, Executive Director of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

WHO: Fleet Week Marines and Sailors
WHAT: A two-hour volunteer shift inside our warehouse
WHERE: Food Bank’s San Francisco warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107
WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Pamela Wellner
Interim Manager, Media & Public Relations
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(cell) 415-730-0105

Jamie Lopez: media@fleetweeksf.org
Onsite at warehouse: (cell): 281-216-6588
LT Aaron Walling