Food Banks across the country continue to see an increased demand for food. Please click here to read an article about this: http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/21/news/economy/food_banks/index.htm
Archive for January, 2009
We saw our weekly number of folks needing food tick up to 680 this week. As more people are hit by the economic crisis, we anticipate the need may increase further. Remember, if you know someone who is facing food insecurity, let them know about our pantry. You can also call 211 or the San Francisco Food Bank (415-282-1900) to locate additional assistance. If you are able to give to those in need, you can do so by hitting our donate button.
We at the Food Pantry are excited about President-elect Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday. We are hopeful that change is on the horizon and better times are ahead.
This past Friday, The Food Pantry served 605 folks. The food we provide each week is from the San Francisco Food Bank. Among other items this past week, we distributed frozen lasagna dinners, rice, black eyed peas and lots of fresh produce, including carrots, potatoes, oranges and yams.
Just about half of the food provided by the Food Bank is fresh produce. At the Food Pantry, we try to serve a variety of items, including the occasional treat — this week it was pop-tarts.
The increased demand for food is an issue facing food banks nationwide. Check out this article about giving and demand: http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090107/BIZ/901070363/1001
To helps others facing food insecurity and hunger, make a donation right here on our site or give to your local food bank. If you need food, please contact us, your local food bank or call 211 in San Francisco.
Many people believe that the need for food is greater during the holidays. Unfortunately, the need remains high and constant throughout the year. The current demand is at an all time high due to the economic downturn. Keep the holiday spirit alive all year by giving your time, non-perishable food and financial donations to help those in need. Thank you and Happy New Year!