Press Release: The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Continues to Serve the Community
The Food Bank opens several pop-up pantries throughout San Francisco and Marin in order to meet the need for food in our community. This includes six pantries that opened last week – five in San Francisco and one in Marin – and seven additional pantries that will open this week.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 more than 100 of the food pantries in our network of more than 275 pantries have had to close in recent weeks. To fill the gap and ensure our neighbors can still have access to healthy food, the Food Bank has been working hard to open interim pop-up pantries. We served more than 1,800 people in San Francisco just this first week and anticipate those numbers will continue to grow as we expand to new locations.
Most pantries will be located at schools that are offering to-go meals for students. All pantries will be open to anyone in the community, participants do not need to sign up or show ID. We will have bags of groceries available for all who need them.
Pop-Up Pantry Schedule:
*This schedule is subject to change as we continue to assess the need. Please check our find food page for the most up-to-date pantry information.
- Monday: Bayview Opera House
- Tuesday: Cesar Chavez Elementary
- Wednesday: James Denman Middle School
- Wednesday: Rosa Parks Elementary
- Thursday: Francisco Middle School
- Thursday: Mission High School
- Thursday: Bessie Carmichael
- Friday: Lincoln High School
- Friday: APA Visitation Valley
- Monday: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
- Wednesday: Bayside MLK
- Thursday: Marin Community Clinic
- Thursday: San Geronimo Valley Community Center
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO-MARIN FOOD BANK
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in five neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home- delivered groceries to our nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 32,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.
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