Food Bank Welcomes Volunteers on MLK National Day of Service

January 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO While many people will enjoy time off for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 16, volunteers with the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will be hard at work in our warehouse helping feed neighbors in need.

“We used to shut down our warehouse on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,” says Food Bank Volunteer Services Coordinator Chelsea Forbes-Terry.  Things changed in 2013 when President Obama called for a National Day of Service to coincide with the MLK holiday.  “Now, our MLK Day volunteer shifts fills up quickly, with some people even requesting these coveted volunteer slots months in advance.”

WHAT:  100+ volunteers from Williams Sonoma and SeaShare on a special mission to improve their communities — dividing fresh produce, packing boxes, and loading up pallets.

WHEN:  Monday, January 16, 2017,  9:00am to 3:30pm

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

WHO:  Chelsea Forbes-Terry, SFMFB Volunteer Services Coordinator (415) 654-9352 (11:3oa-12:30p)

Neil Lick, Vice President of Merchandising for William-Sonoma (415) 264-3960 (9:00a-12noon)

Jim Harmon, Executive Director of SeaShare ( (206) 919-3609 (12:30p-3:30p)


Maria Stokes, Director of Marketing and Communications
(office) 415-282-1907 x264; (cell) 415-312-8750 

Chelsea Forbes-Terry, Volunteer Services Coordinator
(office) 415-282-1907 x244; (cell) (415) 654-9352

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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