May 22nd: Food Bank & Metallica Fans Rock Out in the SF Warehouse
Rock band’s nonprofit “All Within My Hands Foundation” 2nd annual Day of Service event
SAN FRANCISCO (May 22, 2019) – For the second year in a row members of the legendary Bay Area rock group Metallica are going the extra mile to help alleviate hunger in communities all over the country. They have encouraged their fans to sign up for volunteer shifts at 50 food banks around the country, including ours, as part of the band’s nonprofit All Within My Hands Foundation’s call for a national Day of Service.
Last year we welcomed in 80 hardcore fans as they helped us glean and box up fresh food for our neighbors in need. This year we’re expecting nearly double that amount – 150 fans to participate.
The band’s iconic drummer, Lars Ulrich, was on hand last year – making a generous 5-thousand-dollar donation to the Food Bank before volunteering some of his time to the cause. “This is a chance to get the word out there that music fans can make a difference; hard rock fans can make a difference.”
“With one in four people living in San Francisco and Marin in need of food assistance of some kind, we could use all the help we can get,” says Paul Ash, Food Bank Executive Director. “But it’s Metallica’s star power and their ability to shine a brighter light on hunger that might even be more far-reaching.”
Each registered volunteer will receive a special “All Within My Hands” t-shirt commemorating Metallica’s 2nd annual Day of Service as well as a healthy dose of Metallica songs on the boombox.
WHAT: 150 Metallica fans volunteering inside the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s SF warehouse, gleaning and boxing fresh food for our neighbors in need.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
WHO: Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, fans of the band and Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash
WHERE: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Ave. San Francisco 94107
Public Relations Manager – San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 ext. 270; (cell) 415-246-9146
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 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.