We welcome student interest in our programs and services, though we have limited resources and may not be able to respond to every student request. Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin through food distribution, advocacy, CalFresh application assistance, and more.
We focus on the immediate distribution of food while simultaneously working on long-term strategies to address the root causes of hunger and empower neighbors in need.
Distributing food is only part of ending hunger in San Francisco and Marin. We also advocate at the local, state, and national levels for policy reform and program improvements to address the root causes of hunger.
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank has been a leader for over 30 years. We began serving our community in 1987, and in the time since, we’ve pioneered many successful programs that food banks across the country have used as a model for their own services.
Knowing the data is the first step to becoming an effective advocate. Check out an overview of our advocacy work, data tools, research and reports, and more.
To truly end hunger, we must create a more just and equitable society by tackling the root causes of food insecurity. Our three-year strategic roadmap reimagines how food insecurity is addressed, calling for community empowerment, increased advocacy, and a focus on root causes.
This past year, we experienced and witnessed a community coming together in the face of inflation, rising grocery prices, and declining government support. Learn how we partner with, listen to, and amplify the leadership of those with lived experience to address hunger’s root causes.
Hunger is not just a COVID-era problem. We surveyed over 9,000 Food Bank participants to learn about the challenges they face. What we learned: it will take collective action to end hunger, from individuals to community partners to policymakers.
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