Food, however humble, has the power to transform lives.
We hear stories of families getting back on their feet because – despite job loss or illness – they could count on food from the Food Bank.
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rely on food from us
30,000 families receive
healthy groceries at over
60% of food
we distribute is fresh produce
We advocate at the local, state, and national levels for policy reform and program improvements to assist people at risk of hunger.
We help eligible neighbors access CalFresh (food stamps) benefits, one of the best ways to end hunger.
We help college students achieve their academic and life goals by providing weekly groceries right on campus.
We support and collaborate with a network of over 391 community organizations.
We offer our pantry participants more than 50 unique types of fruits and vegetables annually.
We help patients access good food and nutrition education as part of their health care.
We provide home-delivered groceries to support better health and increased self-sufficiency for seniors and neighbors with disabilities.
We serve isolated, low-income families in West Marin with our pantry on wheels.
We provide students in high-need public schools with the fuel they need to learn and excel.
We distribute food at more than 278 pantries, where participants choose fresh groceries in a farmers' market-style setting.
We teach classes about how to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a budget.
Hunger in San Francisco and Marin
In San Francisco and Marin, one in four people faces the threat of hunger. Hunger means a consistent lack of enough food to meet basic nutritional requirements. It can mean fewer meals each day and poor-quality food that is calorie-rich but nutrient-poor. People at risk of hunger often face tough choices, such as deciding whether to buy food for dinner or pay the electric bill or buy medicine. Hunger affects families with children, seniors and those experiencing homelessness.