Let’s Talk Turkey at the Food Bank

November 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2017) – It’s that time of year again, when the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank counts turkeys. It’s all part of our annual Thanksgiving push to help more than 100 of our nonprofit partners – like Project Open Hand, Delancey Street Foundation, and Homeward Bound of Marin – serve up Thanksgiving Day meals to neighbors in need in San Francisco and Marin.

Fortunately, Foster Farms is stepping up again this year, donating 800 turkeys (over 14,000 lbs – enough to create 16,000 meals!) to the Food Bank on Monday, November 6th. But more turkeys are needed this holiday season. The Food Bank is encouraging people to donate frozen turkeys by bringing them to our warehouses in San Francisco and Marin, Monday through Friday (8am to 5pm in SF and 8am to 3pm in Marin).

While turkey is the main event, we also need food for traditional holiday side dishes. In all, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will deliver 2 million pounds through our pantry network during the week before Thanksgiving – including 30,000 whole chickens, 40,000 pounds of yams, 5,000 pounds of green beans, and 2,800 pounds of cranberries!

WHAT: Foster Farms delivers 800 turkeys to San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse. Food Bank issues a call for more donations to complete the traditional holiday meal.

WHEN: Monday, November 6th, from 10:00am – 10:30am

WHO: Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash and a Foster Farms representative.

WHERE: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Ave. San Francisco 94107


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, PR Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 x270; (cell) 415-246-9146