The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Hosts Drive-through Food Pantry

March 28, 2020

Saturday, March 28 the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will host its first-ever drive-through food pantry at its Marin warehouse. The pantry will allow us to distribute food with no person-to-person contact to support social distancing.

This pantry is an addition to the pop-up pantries we opened throughout San Francisco and Marin during the past two weeks. The food distribution at our warehouse, along with other pop-up food pantries, is intended to support those who are struggling to buy food due to a recent decrease in wages or hours, and those whose food pantries have closed as a result of COVID-19.

Date: Saturday, March 28

Pantry Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: 2550 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901

Media check-in: Please see Keely Hopkins upon arrival.

Anyone who is struggling to buy food is welcome to attend, no sign-up required. Participants will enter our warehouse via Glacier Point where they will be directed to a pickup location. They will then park their car, open their trunk and a box of groceries including fresh produce, protein and healthy grains will be placed in their trunk by a Food Bank staff member or volunteer. The car will proceed forward a few feet and the participant will then close the trunk before exiting back onto Kerner Blvd.

Anyone whose pantry has closed or who cannot afford food is encouraged to visit our food locator for the most up-to-date pantry information.


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