San Francisco Chronicle: Food Banks Expand Efforts in Wake of Wildfires

December 20, 2017

It has been well documented how Bay Area Food Banks responded, almost immediately, to the devastating wildfires in Sonoma and Napa Counties in October of this year.   The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank not only sent pallets of non perishable food to our partners at the Redwood Empire Food Bank in the days after the fires erupted, but also sent personnel to assist with food distribution in the REFB warehouse, and assisted in press coverage.  It’s part of a mutual aid agreement that basically states that when disaster strikes, the five main Food Banks in the Bay Area will assist in any way they can.

It was this mutual aid agreement that was the impetus for this San Francisco “Season of Sharing” article by reporter Jill Tucker.