You may remember that as the government shutdown continued through much of January, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank stepped up to assist furloughed workers, including U.S. Coast Guard members and their families who all went weeks without paychecks.
One of the highlights was a special pantry that we hosted in January at Hamilton Field in Novato, providing free, fresh groceries to about 150 Coast Guard families.
Those families are all getting back on their feet – and recently reached out to the Food Bank to see about “returning the favor”. That all came to a head on Saturday, March 16th, when several families donated extra nonperishable items and came in for a 2 hour volunteer session.
Check out the coverage from that day, including this video from KTVU Fox 2 News
This story from KCBS Radio reporter Keith Menconi
and this story from SF Eater