Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, “Giving Tuesday” is now known as a global day of giving – the charitable answer to the more commercialized events of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” It’s a day when many people focus on making a difference in their communities through volunteering and/or charitable giving to their favorite nonprofits.
In 2018, Giving Tuesday was an especially busy time at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank as large groups of volunteers, who signed up for this day months in advance, were on hand all day, packing and sorting food. They’ll were joined by a special guest, San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
The Mayor took a a short tour of the Food Bank warehouse on November 27th, then rolled up her sleeves and sort food alongside teenage volunteers from St Anne School in San Francisco.
“We are always working to provide food security for all San Franciscans, but these efforts take on particular urgency during this time of year,” said Mayor Breed. “The holiday season is about being of service to others and helping those who are less fortunate, and Giving Tuesday is a celebration of that spirit.”
Hear more from the Mayor in this story from KCBS Reporter Jeffrey Schaub.