Feeding the Hungry
Hundreds in need were willing to wait in some very cold temperatures and long lines Wednesday morning for the annual grocery bag giveaway from Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.
Volunteers began chopping, slicing and dicing at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church early Thanksgiving morning in the Tenderloin where the church will serve more than 5,000 meals to the poor and homeless.
One anonymous person donated $3,000 worth of turkeys to help Sacred Heart Community Service feed needy families.
Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, is scrambling to collect enough turkeys to feed hungry families this Thanksgiving.
A holiday food drive with a lofty fundraising goal got under way in the South Bay Thursday morning. This year’s goal is to raise $12.4 million and distribute 2 million pounds of food, organizers said.
The San Francisco Food bank was denied federal funding for the second year in a row. As a result the bank’s executive director is now seeking donations and requesting a review of the federal funding formula.
Waste No Food connects restaurants that have excess food with charities that need it, all to help the hungry.
A soup kitchen that shares a fence line with one of the most affluent communities in the Bay Area has been feeding 600 people daily since 1974.
It was a milestone that almost didn’t happen, but thanks to an angel investor, the 20th annual Thanksgiving dinner in Oakland was able to serve thousands of hungry community members.
San Francisco’s composting program appears to be taking food out of the mouths of the city’s hungry.