The cornerstone of our programs
We distribute food at 264 pantries, where participants choose fresh groceries in a farmers’ market-style setting.
Our innovative pantry network is the cornerstone of the Food Bank’s outreach. Participants choose their own groceries from overflowing baskets in a scene that resembles a neighborhood farmers’ market. A typical weekly pantry might offer carrots, potatoes, strawberries, oranges, and lettuce, along with chicken, pasta, and bread.
This program brings food directly into the neighborhoods where it is needed most. Located in easily accessible locations like schools, churches, and community-based organizations, our pantries cater to populations ranging from school children to seniors.
Our goal is to provide food that’s culturally appropriate and accessible in a dignified manner. As a result, we’re addressing the problem of hunger on a grassroots level, involving the greater community in the effort to ensure that no one has to worry about his or her next meal.
received fresh groceries at our pantries
to our network, so low-income neighbors
have greater access to fresh, healthy food.
In a few months, my son will be eating solid food, and I know that with the pantry I can give him something to eat every day.”
- Maria, Pantry participant, Bernal Heights
You have no idea how many lives you saved, my own included.”
- Gregory, Pantry participant, North Beach
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