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 services.
The following services 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. We opened 27 pop-ups, which served about 10 times more people than our regular pantries in 2019, including drive-thrus.
Home Delivered Groceries
Many of our senior participants were sheltering in place and no longer had access to their weekly pantries. Together with partners and Food Bank volunteers, we ramped up our Home Delivered Groceries service to provide groceries to about 11,500 homebound neighbors each week last year.
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 run 27 Pop-up Pantries
across San Francisco and Marin
We deliver groceries to 11,500 households
There are over 53,000 households
receiving weekly groceries