Gratitude in 2009
On December 18, The Food Pantry held its last pantry of the year (we can’t get deliveries on Christmas Day or New Years Day), featuring a surprise donation of 2,500 beautiful mandarin oranges from the San Francisco General Hopsital! We were visited by a young woman who’d begun volunteering with us as a child; by strangers, and by old friends: some fallen on hard times and some grateful to be giving back to other hungry people.
We counted up the numbers for 2009: at our flagship site at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, The Food Pantry gave away free, fresh groceries to 27,986 people this year.
Your donations, your hard work, and your faith keep The Food Pantry going. Thank you, and please help us continue to feed the hungry in 2010. Make a tax-deductible gift before December 31.