SF Mayor London Breed joins volunteers at Food Bank for Giving Tuesday
SAN FRANCISCO (November 27, 2018) – Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, “Giving Tuesday” is now known as a global day of giving – the charitable answer to the more commercialized events of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” It’s a day when many people focus on making a difference in their communities through volunteering and/or charitable giving to their favorite nonprofits.
This year, Giving Tuesday will be an especially busy time at the SF-Marin Food Bank as large groups of volunteers, who signed up for this day months in advance, will be on hand all day, packing and sorting food. They’ll be joined by a special guest, San Francisco Mayor London Breed. The Mayor will take a short tour of the Food Bank warehouse, then will roll up her sleeves and sort food alongside volunteers.
“We are always working to provide food security for all San Franciscans, but these efforts take on particular urgency during this time of year,” said Mayor Breed. “The holiday season is about being of service to others and helping those who are less fortunate, and Giving Tuesday is a celebration of that spirit.”
“We know that hunger doesn’t end on the day after Thanksgiving,” says Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash. “That’s why we embrace days like Giving Tuesday. It helps us, and our supporters focus on giving, so we can feed neighbors in need year-round.”
WHAT: Mayor London Breed Tours the Food Bank and talks about the importance of Giving Tuesday.
WHEN: November 27, 2018 11:30am – 12:00pm
WHERE: 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107
WHO: Mayor London Breed, Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash, and Representatives from St. Anne School in SF will be on site and available for interviews.
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San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
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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 can 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 CalFresh 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. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.