San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Breaks Ground on Building Expansion
San Francisco, CA (July 26, 2021) – This Thursday the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new San Francisco warehouse expansion. Speakers at the event will include Mayor London Breed, Food Bank Executive Director Tanis Crosby and members of the Food Bank’s Board of Directors.
The expanded facility – which is expected to open in Spring 2022 – will add:
- An additional 32,000 square feet, extending into the current parking lot on the north of the facility at 900 Pennsylvania Ave., San Francisco, CA.
- Two additional loading docks, adding 50% more capacity: from 8 inbound trucks per day to 12 to 15 per day.
- 5,200 square feet of cold storage space.
- The ability to engage up to 500 partner organizations compared to 380 currently.
- Space to host an additional 20,000 volunteers a year.
Together with the building it acquired in Marin in 2018, this will allow the Food Bank to distribute 75 million pounds annually from its two primary facilities, serving up to 200,000 people per week.
WHEN: 5 p.m., Thursday, July 29, 2021
WHERE: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Ave, San Francisco, CA
EVENT SPEAKERS: Mayor London Breed; Scott Brubaker, Board Chair, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank; Joseph Sáenz, Board Member, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank; Tanis Crosby, Executive Director, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
SPOKESPERSON AVAILABLITY: Tanis Crosby, Executive Director of The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will be available for pull aside interviews following the speaking program. Mayor London Breed’s staff will be on site and manage her availability.
PHOTO/B-ROLL OPPORTUNITIES: Construction underway; Food Bank facilities; b-roll of an active warehouse prepping for morning deliveries
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Keely Hopkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 792-8346
ABOUT THE 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 can 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 enrollment, and we work in many ways to nourish and serve 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.