The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Relocates Pop-up Pantries as Public Spaces Reopen
San Francisco and Marin, CA (April 15, 2021) — As public spaces throughout San Francisco and Marin reopen as COVID restrictions are lifted the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will be moving a number of Pop-up Pantry locations. This includes, but isn’t limited to, several Pop-up Pantries at school sites that will move next week as schools reopen.
We know it will take a long time for many of our neighbors to get back on their feet due to the impacts of COVID-19 and we will find solutions to ensure we can continue to serve those in our community who need food assistance. If and when a Pop-up Pantry needs to relocate, we will inform all existing participants in advance and ensure the new location has enough capacity for all existing enrolled participants. Participants should also visit https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/find-food/ or call (628) 272-8340 for the latest pantry location information.
The Food Bank is committed to meeting the need for food in our community and continues to have room to support new participants.
For those in need of food assistance: The Food Bank continues to have capacity at many pantries, and we are expanding eligibility for home grocery delivery. We have also significantly reduced the wait times in line at the pantries Visit https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/find-food/ or call (628) 272-8340 to find a pantry near you and learn about all the Food Bank’s programs.
To support the Food Bank: As our community reopens, we still need volunteers to keep our programs running. Most shifts are outside, and masking and distancing protocols remain in place. To volunteer visit: https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/volunteer/.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO-MARIN FOOD BANK
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Before the pandemic, one in five neighbors was 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, 55,000 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.
Keely Hopkins, Communications and Social Media Manager
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