Archive for the The Food Pantry

Fundraiser for The Food Pantry October 17

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Our wonderful friends at Almanac Beer are organizing another Beer & Butchers fundraiser for The Food Pantry, with the generous help of Ryan Farr, 4505 Meats and a whole range of local brewers. Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6PM– bring your friends! Tickets & info: www.almanacbeer.com

Support Food Pantry in Ferguson

Monday, August 25th, 2014

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson, Missouri, in the center of a suffering community, offers groceries to “any and all.” To help the families of Ferguson in this painful time, contact: http://saint-stephens.info

AUGUST SCHEDULE 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The Food Pantry will be CLOSED August 15

Our schedule for the rest of the summer:
AUGUST 1 BLUE
AUGUST 8 RED
AUGUST 15 CLOSED
AUGUST 22 BLUE
AUGUST 29 RED

We look forward to seeing you!

In Love and Memory

Tuesday, 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

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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

Holiday Giving

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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!

Wednesday, 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.”