SAN RAFAEL, CA (March 16, 2019) – The Food Bank is excited to welcome dozens of U.S. Coast Guard families to our Marin warehouse on March 16th for a special volunteer shift. Just a few weeks ago, these same families received help at the Food Bank’s January 19 pop-up food pantry after going weeks without a paycheck because of the federal government shutdown.
“We’re the ones who usually respond to those in need, so the kindness and generosity shown by the Food Bank was really touching,” said Kristy Martin, president of the North Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club, who is organizing Coast Guard families for this weekend’s volunteer shift. “The food really helped sustain our Coast Guard community during a time of great need. Now it’s our turn to give back by volunteering.”
WHAT: Coast Guard families will sort food that will be distributed to neighbors in need over the next several weeks.
WHO: Members of the North Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club and Food Bank staff will be on hand for interviews.
WHERE: The Food Bank’s Marin Warehouse – 2550 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael CA 94901
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHY: Nearly 40,000 people volunteered at the Food Bank last year. Volunteers, like these Coast Guard family members, are essential to help us continue to meet the need in our community.
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About the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Our 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 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.