Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. It's a huge job that's only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger.
High unemployment and the lingering effects of the recession have pushed record numbers of people in San Francisco and Marin to the point of hunger. While government safety net programs are stretched thin with budget cuts, people can still count on the Food Bank. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, we haven't cut back. We've scaled up, and we're getting more food to more families than ever before.
Thousands of caring donors and supporters have rallied around the Food Bank and enabled us to scale up our operations to meet the need. With 130 employees, 25,000 volunteers each year, and 450 partner organizations throughout the community, the Food Bank is vital lifeline for people in need of food assistance.
This is the impact the Food Bank will have in this year alone:
225,000 people will be nourished through our programs
47 million pounds of food will be delivered throughout San Francisco and Marin, more than half of it fresh produce direct from the farm
107,000 meals worth of food will be distributed each and every day
30,000 families will receive wholesome foods at our pantries each week
10,000 children will be served fresh, healthy snacks in the classroom each school day
450 community partners will rely on us to supply their meal and food programs
240 farmer's market-style pantries will provide foods people can use to prepare healthy meals in their own homes