Thanksgiving Day More Than A Good Dinner with Family and Friends

December 19, 2019

Giving Back on Thanksgiving: San Francisco – Marin Food Bank Open for Volunteers

SAN FRANCISCO (November 28, 2019) – For some, Thanksgiving is more than a good meal with family and friends, they choose this time to volunteer to help those in need. The San Francisco – Marin Food Bank is fortunate to host this community service and will be open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day to provide a volunteer shift. This shift is already at capacity and provides an opportunity for media to highlight neighbors giving back to neighbors. The need to provide food to 1 in 5 people facing hunger in San Francisco and Marin is a big challenge, especially during the holiday season.

Who: Volunteers packing fresh produce and other food as part of community service
What: A 4-hour volunteer shift inside our warehouse
Where: Food Bank’s San Francisco warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107
When: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: on Thursday, November 28, 2019: Gunilla Bergensten, Interim Director of Marketing & Communications, (cell) 415-490-8087

Pamela Wellner
Interim Manager, Media & Public Relations, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(cell) 415-730-0105,


About the SF-Marin Food Bank

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in five 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, 32,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at