Archive for October, 2009

First-Time Visitors to the Pantry

Friday, October 30th, 2009

As of the end of October, The Food Pantry regrets to say we can’t register any new visitors or give out new cards; we are currently serving over a thousand people. We hope to be able to raise enough money to offer new cards at the beginning of next year, but right now we are at our maximum.

IF YOU NEED FOOD please call 211 in San Francisco. This is a hotline that can direct you to pantries near you that are open and where you’ll be able to get food.

We’re sorry to be unable to serve you. Please check back on this site at the beginning of the year.

Read this NY Times Article on CA Food Banks

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Great article on pantries, food banks and produce: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/magazine/11banks-t.html

Fresh Fall Produce

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

At tomorrow’s pantry we’ll have fresh butternut squash, pears, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes.  Fresh bread, beans, rice, snack bars and frozen tomato Tuscan soup will also be served.

The Pantry is Open!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

This past Friday the Pantry re-opened with a new system to better serve everyone. (See “Get Food” for details.) We want to extend a huge and heartfelt thank you to all of our amazing volunteers! Our volunteers have worked endlessly these past few weeks to devise a fair and effective system: they’re the reason we are able to serve hundreds of people each week with grace and dignity. 

We served over 600 people this last Friday with fresh fall produce from the San Francisco Food Bank, as well as delicious staple items.  We’re happy to be back, providing nutritious, much needed food!