SUMMER SCHEDULE 2014

May 27th, 2014

The Food Pantry will be CLOSED for two days in July 2014:
Friday July 4
Friday July 25

Our schedule for the summer:
June 27 RED
July 4 CLOSED
JULY 11 BLUE
JULY 18 RED
JULY 25 CLOSED
AUGUST 1 BLUE
AUGUST 8 RED
AUGUST 15 BLUE
AUGUST 22 RED
AUGUST 29 BLUE
We look forward to seeing you!

In Love and Memory

January 14th, 2014

The Food Pantry mourns the death of our faithful friend, Bishop Otis Charles. Otis and his husband Felipe Paris, who died earlier last year, were early and passionate supporters of The Food Pantry, working with us on Fridays and offering their prayers and support. When they were married at St. Gregory’s, they asked friends and family for gifts to The Food Pantry in lieu of wedding presents. “We’re old,” Otis said, “We don’t need another toaster!”
We miss them both. May Otis and Felipe rest in peace and rise in glory, and may all the ways they fed people continue to be a blessing.

The Food Pantry in the News

December 2nd, 2013

Read about The Food Pantry in “What You Can Do.”

Holiday Giving

November 13th, 2013

The Food Pantry will be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving….but we are open the rest of the year!
The need for food is growing, as rents rise in San Francisco and families struggle to get by.
Please consider a holiday gift to The Food Pantry: $50 will buy a year’s worth of fresh, healthy groceries for a hungry family.
Your gifts are tax-deductible; you can donate online or mail checks to The Food Pantry, 500 DeHaro, San Francisco C 94107.
Thank you!

Food Pantry Anniversary

October 15th, 2013

The Food Pantry will celebrate our fourteenth anniversary in November. We welcome all our friends, visitors, volunteers, former volunteers, donors and neighbors to come celebrate with us on November 1, when we’ll have Mass in the middle of the pantry at 11:30AM and offer our thanksgivings!

Volunteer at The Food Pantry

May 20th, 2013

The Food Pantry is an all-volunteer nonprofit–and we’re looking for new volunteers!
We’re located in Potrero Hill in San Francisco, and open on Fridays only. We unload and set up every Friday from 8:30 AM to about 11AM, and open to offer groceries from 12:30 PM until 3:30PM. We welcome your help for morning, afternoon, or both shifts: please note that we can NOT take groups.

We’re looking for friendly, hardworking volunteers who enjoy working with all kinds of people. We especially need multi-lingual (Cantonese/Russian/Spanish-speaking) volunteers, those who can help with heavy lifting, and those who love logistics and organizing! All ages fine; no groups, please.

Contact sara@thefoodpantry.org

New Families at the Pantry

April 22nd, 2013

A newly enrolled mother just wrote to us:
“I had a great experience last Friday. The grocery was healthy and exactly what we needed. The kids loved baked sweet potato tonight. We have also been eating the apples and oranges. They make the perfect snack. I want to thank you and your organization again for helping us out. The food pantry’s program cut our grocery bill by half this week. Our family really appreciate it!”
If you or your family need more food, please contact us, or come by The Food Pantry on a Friday. We look forward to meeting you!

December 19th, 2012

See this wonderful story about The Food Pantry from KQED’s “Bay Area Bites,” which calls us “a sort of free pop-up farmers’ market for the poor.”

Thanksgiving

November 12th, 2012

The Food Pantry will be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving. We’re grateful for all of our volunteers, and the whole community that makes this work possible.

You can support us through the holidays by making a donation: it costs us just $1 to provide groceries for a family for a week, and your $50 gift will help feed a family for a whole year.

Please make checks to The Food Pantry, and mail to 500 DeHaro, San Francisco CA 94107. All donations are tax-deductible.

We give thanks for you!

12th Anniversary Celebration

November 1st, 2012

Come celebrate with us as we mark our twelfth anniversary! Friday, November 2 at 11:45 AM….