Bay Area Fleet Week: U.S. Military Members Fight Hunger at Food Bank

October 3, 2016

As the San Francisco Bay Area readies itself for a massive influx of military personnel as part of Fleet Week festivities, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is making preparations of our own.  Dozens of members of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps will descend on our warehouse this Friday, October 7 — at precisely 0900 hours — to take part in one of our vigorous volunteer shifts.

Marine and Navy personnel will be on “active duty,” working alongside civilian volunteers to assemble boxes of non-perishable items for our Supplemental Food Program, which helps feed 11,000 home-bound seniors each year.  During their three-hour shift, these men and women in uniform will pack approximately 20,000 pounds of food.

Recent studies show one in four military households in the U.S. receive assistance from a food bank.

You can expect plenty of visuals, as well as Fleet Week and Food Bank representatives on hand for media interviews.

WHAT:  U.S. military “march” on the Food Bank for a volunteer shift inside our warehouse.

WHEN:  Friday, October 7, 2016.  8:45a – 12:00 noon

WHERE:  The Food Bank’s San Francisco 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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