SAN FRANCISCO – With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is gearing up for a very busy weekend. In addition to volunteer shifts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in our warehouses, extra staff will be on hand to welcome hundreds of local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, who will drop off food as part of this year’s “Scouting for Food” campaign.
Last year, local Scouts gathered and donated more than 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The annual Scout contributions is the single largest food drive benefiting the Food Bank all year.
TWO PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
1 – Saturday, Nov. 19, 9-10 am: San Francisco Cub Scout Pack 345 gathers food in the City’s Lakeshore Neighborhood.
Start and finish at Lowell High School, 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco 94132
Contact: Maria Stokes, (cell) 415 312-8750
2 – Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 am – 1 pm: Marin Scouts deliver food to Food Bank warehouse in Novato
The Food Bank’s Marin warehouse at 75 Digital Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Contact: Debbi Bellush, (cell) 510 847-3191
Mark Seelig, PR Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 x270; (cell) 415-246-9146
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 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 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. More than 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.
Media kit: www.sfmfoodbank.org/media-kit