Bay Area families among many recipients of the company’s donation of 2.4 million servings of poultry across the West
|WHO:||SF-Marin Food Bank and Foster Farms|
|WHAT:||SF-Marin Food Bank will receive a delivery of 117,000 servings of donated poultry from Foster Farms. The product will be distributed in the coming days/weeks to help feed local families impacted economically by COVID-19. Representatives from SF-Marin Food Bank will be on hand to speak to the area’s level of food insecurity and call for additional donations, volunteers, and support amid these unprecedented times.|
|WHEN:||Monday, April 27, 2020 11:00 a.m.|
|WHERE:||SF-Marin Food Bank|
|QUOTE FROM FOSTER FARMS:||“Up and down the West Coast and in communities where we live and work, the economic effects of COVID-19 have been devastating,” said Foster Farms VP of Communications Ira Brill. “We are happy to support the important work our longtime food bank partners are doing to fight hunger during these uncertain times as they race to meet unprecedented demand for food.”|
Earlier this month, family-owned Foster Farms donated 120,000 servings of poultry to City Impact in San Francisco among the donation of 2.4 million servings of poultry to food banks and hunger relief organizations on the West Coast, and in Louisiana and Alabama. Truckloads of poultry are now being delivered or are en route to these organizations providing lean protein to families in need. Foster Farms maintains production facilities in California, Oregon, Washington, Louisiana and Alabama, and will be leveraging its resources to expedite relief efforts. The donations are a continuation of a decade-long commitment to fighting hunger and responding to community need in time of crisis. Foster Farms encourages others to join in its efforts by donating to their local food bank.
About the SF-Marin Food Bank
The SF-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. More than 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.
About Foster Farms
Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium quality chicken and turkey products. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California’s Central Valley, with ranches also in the Pacific Northwest, the company’s fresh chicken and turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the quality and convenience needs of today’s home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers. The company’s commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service and people is a source of great pride, and, a longtime family tradition. For more information, visit www.fosterfarms.com.