SAN FRANCISCO (November 23, 2017) – We all know that Thanksgiving Day is a time to gather with family and friends and share a warm meal and some reflections on the past year’s accomplishments. In order to make that happen for as many of our neighbors as possible, and to keep churning out fresh, nutritious food to our community AFTER the holiday, the Food Bank and its volunteers will be hustling and bustling for several hours on Thanksgiving Day.
“We know how important it is to help provide a traditional holiday meal for our pantry participants, but equally important is knowing that hunger doesn’t end the Friday after Thanksgiving,” says Food Bank Public Relations Manager Mark Seelig. “Our mission is year-round and requires focus, dedication, and an awful lot of help from generous members of the public.”
WHAT: Food Bank employees and dozens of volunteers, packing food.
WHEN: November 23, 2017 9:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107
WHO: A Food Bank representative and various volunteers will be on site and available for interviews. Plenty of Audio/Video/Image possibilities.
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
Mark Seelig, Manager of Public Relations
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 x270; (cell) 415-246-9146