Food Bank and Meals-on-Wheels Work Together to Deliver Holiday Groceries

November 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (November 15, 2017) The Food Bank serves upwards of 144,000 people each week, made possible only through strong relationships with partner agencies. This Wednesday, that collaboration will be on full display.

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will be working with our friends at Meals on Wheels to distribute thousands of pounds of holiday food to low-income seniors and disabled individuals enrolled in our Home-Delivered Groceries Program. Take a behind-the-scenes tour to see just how Thanksgiving groceries are distributed.

WHEN: Wednesday, 11/15
5:45am – 6:15am: Pallets of food will be packed and loaded at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Interviews available with Food Bank employees.
6:15am – 6:30am: Truck will deliver food from the Food Bank to Meals on Wheels.
6:30am – 7:00am: Food will be unloaded from truck at Meals on Wheels.
7:00am – 8:30am: Volunteers assemble 600 bags of Thanksgiving groceries.
8:15am: Special ribbon-cutting ceremony as a new Subaru Forester is donated to Meals on Wheels, exclusively for the Home-Delivered Groceries Program.
8:30am: Volunteers load up Subaru vehicle with bags of Thanksgiving groceries and deliver them to low-income seniors in the Tenderloin and SoMa.

Food items packed and loaded in to Food Bank Truck:
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107

Grocery Assembly:
Meals on Wheels
1375 Fairfax Avenue
San Francisco, CA. 94124

Meal Delivery:
The Tenderloin and SoMa

A Behind-The-Scenes look at the distribution of thousands of pounds of food to hundreds of low-income seniors prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Dedication of a brand new Subaru exclusively for Meals on Wheels’ Home-Delivered Groceries Program.

Representatives from San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and Subaru.


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

About Meals on Wheels Home Delivered Groceries Program
Meals on Wheels Home Delivered Grocery program provides groceries weekly to 300 low-income seniors in every neighborhood of San Francisco. In partnership with the
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, this 100% volunteer-led program alleviates food insecurity among some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable seniors.

Maria Stokes Director of Marketing and Communications
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 x264; (cell) 415-312-8750

Karl Robillard
Director of Marketing & Communications
Meals on Wheels
(office) 415-343-1315; (cell) 415-722-4512