One Million Pounds Milestone for College Pantries

November 6, 2019

One million pounds milestone for the Food Bank distribution to Bay Area College food pantries

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (NOVEMBER 4, 2019) – On November 4, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank celebrates its
delivery of one million pounds of food to college pantries in the Bay Area. The Food Bank serves nearly 1,000
hungry students every week at five college pantries through student organization partnerships at San Francisco
State University, College of Marin, UCSF Parnassus, Dominican University and City College of San Francisco.

The Food Bank partners with local colleges to provide food to low-come students who struggle to balance the
high costs of education with basic needs. Eligible students can get free fresh produce and other groceries every
week. “By providing food directly on campus, the Food Bank makes it easy for students to pick up food and get
back to the hard work of pursuing their education,” said Paul Ash, Executive Director of the San Francisco-Marin
Food Bank.

“At Gator Groceries, we wanted to lower the stigma and find easy avenues for students to get help,” said Horace
Montgomery, Interim Executive Director and founder of the Food Pantry program at SFSU.” If you think of the
holistic student and everything they need to graduate, basic needs must be a priority,” said Karen Boyce,
Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, SFSU.

Who: Ashley Wong, Program Coordinator, SF-Marin Food Bank, Tina Gonzales, Senior Program Manager, SF-Marin Food Bank, Horace Montgomery, Director of the Associated Students, San Francisco State University ASI,
Joseph Penner, San Francisco State University ASI
What: A celebration, with jazz band and speakers, of the SF-Marin Food Bank’s milestone of delivering one
million pounds of food to Bay Area College Pantries
Where: SFSU Student Events Center, Annex I, 1 North State Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
When: Monday, November 4, 2019, 12:00 p.m.


Pamela Wellner
Interim Manager, Media & Public Relations, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(cell) 415-730-0105,

Joseph Penner
Events Planner, Associated Students, San Francisco State University
(cell) 541-261-0268,


About San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in five 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, 32,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent
of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at