As an essential service, the Food Bank continues to provide food for those with financial burdens during the COVID-19 pandemic. We increase those efforts with temporary and existing programs.
The following programs are put in place to increase food access during the pandemic:
Pop-up food pantries
We opened Pop-up pantries across San Francisco and Marin to accommodate large numbers of people who have lost access to food due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, we have 27 pop-ups, most of them are serving about 10 times more people than our regular pantries, including drive-thrus.
Pantry at Home
Many of our senior participants are sheltering in place and no longer have access to their weekly pantries. Together with partners and Food Bank volunteers, we are ramping up our Pantry at Home delivery program to provide groceries to about 12,000 homebound seniors each week.
Supporting existing pantries
We work closely with our pantry partners to help keep as many pantries open as possible so they can continue to serve participants.
By the Numbers
We have opened 29 Pop-up pantries many are Drive-thrus
We deliver groceries to 8,000+ seniors
There are about 55,000 households
receiving weekly groceries