Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Introduces New Plan To Connect Farmers With Food BanksGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced a new program that would bring together farmers and ranchers suffering from decreased demand for produce with food banks helping a rising number of families in need amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Southbay Homeless Shelters, Food Banks Adapt To Surge In Demand Since COVID-19 OutbreakHomeless shelters take measures to reduce capacity, maintain social distancing and sanitize facilities. Meanwhile, at food banks throughout the South Bay is surging.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Encourages Volunteerism During PandemicDuring his daily update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday encouraged able-bodied residents to volunteer their time to help during the crisis through a government website.
Coronavirus Has Food Banks Using Drive-Thrus, New Assembly Lines To Prevent Cross-ContaminationThe COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many companies to rethink the way they operate to prevent cross-contamination, including local food banks. Some believe they will actually be stronger because of it.
Fires, Outages Earlier In Year Prompt Urgent Need For Donations At SF-Marin Food BankMonetary donations are needed urgently at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank this holiday season partly because of wildfires and power outages earlier in the year, according to the food bank.
Study Shows Tons Of Unharvested Produce In California Left To Rot In The FieldsA groundbreaking study of farming practices in the nation's breadbasket of Northern and Central California shows that, after harvesting, there are tons of food left over and left to rot in the fields while Bay Area families are going hungry.
Homeless Man Finds $17,000, Gives It To Food BankA homeless man in Washington state is being praised for his generosity and honesty after turning in thousands of dollars found in a bag outside a food bank.
Charities Fear New Tax Law's Impact On DonationsWhen San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Director Paul Ash is asked about the impact the new tax law will have on his operation, concern quickly becomes etched across his face.
Make #GivingTuesday Donation To Bay Area Food BanksTuesday is #GivingTuesday and here are links to make donations to the Bay Area food banks.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Counterpart In Cleveland Don’t Make Wager, Instead Holding Food Bank ChallengeFans can donate to each of their local food banks and whichever team's fans donate the most will be declared the winner at the end of the NBA Finals.
Jefferson Award Winner Rallies Congregations To Support Food BanksThis week's Jefferson Award winner always enjoyed Thanksgiving with his family even when there wasn't a lot to go around. So when he learned there wouldn't be a Thanksgiving for many of his neighbors, he did something about it.