San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Hosts Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate New Warehouse
San Francisco, CA (October 4, 2022) – On Friday, October 7, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its newly expanded Warehouse and Welcome Center. Speakers at the event will include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Food Bank Executive Director Tanis Crosby, and Food Bank Board of Directors Vice Chair Jonathan Walker.
This expanded facility adds:
- An additional 32,000 square feet for food storage and distribution.
- Two additional loading docks, increasing inbound truck capacity from 8 per day to 12 to 15 per day.
- 5,200 square feet of cold storage space, doubling refrigeration and quadrupling freezer capacities.
- High-density racking to increase efficiency.
The Food Bank is now able to distribute 75 million pounds of food annually and serve up to 200,000 people each week.
Thanks to the steadfast support of Speaker Pelosi, the Food Bank received $1 million in Community Project Funding for its new 5,200 square foot walk-in cooler. The new cold storage space will allow the food bank to store up to 35 million pounds of healthy protein, produce and grocery rescue for San Francisco and Marin residents.
WHEN: 3-5 p.m., Friday, October 7
WHERE: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse and Welcome Center, 900 Pennsylvania Ave, San Francisco, CA
EVENT SPEAKERS: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; Tanis Crosby, Executive Director, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank; Jonathan Walker, Vice Chair, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Board of Directors
SPOKESPERSON AVAILABILITY: Tanis Crosby, Executive Director of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will be available for pull-aside interviews following the speaking program.
PHOTO/B-ROLL OPPORTUNITIES: Tour of the expanded warehouse and other facilities; Nancy Pelosi, Tanis Crosby, Jonathan Walker, and other key attendees opening the loading dock door
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Keely Hopkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 792-8346
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 even before the pandemic, one in five neighbors was at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone has access to nutritious food of their choosing and is uplifted by a network of support. Together with community partners, we work to address hunger head-on through neighborhood food pantries, CalFresh enrollment, home-delivered groceries, and policy and advocacy efforts. We work with our community to create lasting solutions to address both the hunger we see today and the root causes that perpetuate food insecurity in our society. Every week, 53,000 households count on us for food assistance. 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/