SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) ― Even before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, hundreds of thousands of Bay Area families were already stretched beyond their financial limits and forced to choose between buying groceries, paying the rent or buying medicine. Now, all across the Bay Area, the need for food assistance is unprecedented, and growing.
For the past 19 years KPIX 5 has sponsored Food for Bay Area Families, a campaign to help raise funds for the Bay Area’s food banks. Once again this year, KPIX and Whole Foods Market are teaming up to help feed hungry families throughout the Bay Area during this holiday season.READ MORE: DEA Issues Safety Alert As San Francisco Fentanyl Seizures Soar
At Bay Area Whole Foods Market locations, you will be able to take part in the “Feed a Local Family” drive. Customers have two ways they can donate at their local Bay Area Whole Foods Market stores. Cash donations of any amount can be made at the register, and when you bring in your own grocery bag, you can donate the credit to Nickels for Non-Profits. Proceeds will go to Food for Bay Area Families.READ MORE: VIDEO: '(My) Back Is Definitely Against The Wall'; Warriors Star Andrew Wiggins Battles To Play Unvaccinated
You can also make a cash donation of any amount to your area food bank:MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, Suspect Sought In Daytime San Francisco Mission District Shooting
- Alameda County Community Food Bank
- Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
- Redwood Empire Food Bank (Sonoma County)
- Second Harvest Food Bank (San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties)
- SF-Marin Food Bank
The Food for Bay Area Families campaign runs through December 31st.