The Turkeys Are Coming, but We Need More Before Thanksgiving!

November 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s that time of year again, when the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank starts counting turkeys as part of our commitment to create traditional Thanksgiving Day meals at 70 partner agencies in San Francisco and Marin – places like the Glide Memorial Church, St Anthony’s Foundation, and Homeward Bound of Marin.

Fortunately, Foster Farms is stepping up this week with a very big donation. More than 6-hundred Turkeys (over 10,000 pounds) will be trucked in to our warehouse on Friday, November 11th. While extremely generous, that still leaves the food bank 1,400 turkeys short of our goal. We are now putting out a clarion call for not only turkey donations this holiday season, but various ingredients to make a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal.

Some of these donations will also be coupled with whole chickens that will soon be distributed to every participant in our wide pantry network.

“We feel a special kind of responsibility to our participants, but it’s coming down to crunch time for the Food Bank, and we need donations: turkeys, chickens, non-perishable foods, and cash,” says Paul Ash, Food Bank Executive Director.

WHAT: Foster Farms turkey drop-off, and turkey call, at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse.

WHEN: Friday, November 11th, from 10:00a-11:00a

WHO: Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash and a Foster Farms representative

WHERE: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Ave. San Francisco 94107

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. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at

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