Archive for February, 2010

Food Pantry on TV!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

On Saturday February 6, at 8AM, the Food Pantry’s own operations director, Board member, and longtime super-volunteer Michael Reid will be interviewed on KPIX CH 5 (San Francisco.) Don’t miss him!
….and look for Micahel again on the 11th of February in Union Square, where he and Sara Miles will be honored for their work with The Food Pantry at the Heroes & Hearts benefit for San Francisco General Hospital.

Strange Food

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

It’s been raining like crazy for most of January, and at The Food Pantry we try to keep things moving quickly so nobody has to get soaked waiting in line. Thanks to our more than fifty regular volunteers, we can usually unload and set up food for 600 people in just a couple of hours.
The winter citrus is coming in nicely, with wonderful oranges and some lemons. We’re also firmly in carrot-potato-cabbage season, and last week we had some beautiful beets. Two visitors from Korea who were lending a hand were amazed– they’d never seen this vegetable before. Another volunteer who regularly brings in homemade beet juice to share gave them some, to everyone’s delight. Pink stained lips all around!