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Giving Back: SF-Marin Food Bank

After a trip to Africa to learn about ASKenya last month, I thought we’d stay closer to home for April’s Giving Back post.

I’ve been working with the SF-Marin Food Bank since it was just the SF Food Bank!

Not only have they been around for 27 years, but they have a great rating over at Charity Navigator. What does that mean? It means that when you donate to this organization, virtually all of the funds go to the organization itself rather than towards administrative costs or fundraising. In the case of the SF-Marin Food Bank – 96.5% of the charity’s total expenses are spent on the programs and services that it delivers.

San Francisco Food Bank: Giving Back

So what do they do?

With 130 employees, 25,000 volunteers, and 450 partnering organizations in the Bay Area, the SF-Marin Food Bank is working every day to fight hunger. That means they’re collecting, packing, and distributing food, as well as offering programs geared towards supporting children and families, seniors, and nutritional education.

There are a number of ways that you can get involved that range from monetary donations and supporting the meal-a-month program to workplace & corporate sponsorships, hosting food drives, and volunteering.

With locations in San Francisco and Marin, local food drives, events, and work-sponsored programs, anyone interested in getting involved with the SF-Marin Food Bank here in the Bay Area can find a way!

How are YOU giving back this month? Do YOU have a favorite organization to support right now?

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