San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Food For All

aka San Francisco Food Bank   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.sfmfoodbank.org

Mission

The SF-Marin Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh (food-stamp) enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables.

Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Mr. Paul Ash

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Meredith Nguyen

Main address

900 Pennsylvania

San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

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Formerly known as

Marin Food Bank

San Francisco Food Bank

EIN

94-3041517

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 4 people in San Francisco and Marin are considered food insecure today. We're talking about families with children, people working multiple jobs to stay above water, senior citizens living on fixed incomes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

College Pantry

In order to best address both the chronic and emergency hunger faced by residents in San Francisco and Marin, the Food Bank has established a range of strategic food distribution, education and advocacy programs.

Pantry Network - Our flagship program is our neighborhood-based Pantry Network, which serves more than 30,000 households each week and accounts for 68% of our total food distribution. We initiated this innovative program several years ago after our local needs assessment revealed a critical need for food assistance among working poor families, along with a nearly complete lack of food distribution sites in accessible neighborhood locations.
Now grown to more than 250 sites across San Francisco and Marin, our Pantry Network brings food directly into the neighborhoods where it is most needed for free distribution to low-income families and individuals. Each pantry distribution contains 25-30 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, bread and other grains, juice, and a variety of cooking staples and snacks. Located in easily accessible locations like schools, churches and community-based organizations, the pantries eliminate many of the transportation obstacles presented by traditional meal service programs downtown. By providing groceries that can be prepared into meals at home, pantries have the added benefit of preserving a measure of autonomy, privacy and normalcy for people in need.

Based on extensive needs analysis, the Food Bank has developed six different pantry models that provide weekly groceries to targeted low-income populations:
- Healthy Children Pantries serve families with children at public schools and other family-friendly sites
- Neighborhood Grocery Network pantries are open to neighborhood residents
- Brown Bag sites reach low-income seniors
- Supportive Housing distributions take place at low-income housing sites
- Immigrant Food Assistance supplies groceries to low-income immigrants
- Community Food Partners reach families living in public housing

Each year, Food Bank program staff conduct a local needs assessment to determine target neighborhoods for new Pantry Network sites. Neighborhoods are chosen based on demographics, economic conditions and the existing availability of food assistance. Food Bank staff identify and establish potential pantry site partners, then provide ongoing technical assistance and monitoring to continually improve pantry performance.

Shopping Program: Enables over 300 nonprofit agencies to select from the Food Bank's supply of packaged groceries and fresh produce, allowing them to provide nutritious and culturally-appropriate food for their meal, snack and pantry programs.

Supplemental Food Program: Provides a monthly box of nutritious USDA food to over 11,000 low-income seniors, pregnant women, women up to one year postpartum, and children under the age of six.

Emergency Food Box Program: Provides a three-day emergency food supply to families and individuals in crisis.

Disaster Relief Program: Distributes emergency food supplies to low-income neighborhoods in the event of a citywide disaster.

Advocacy: Raises public awareness about the problem of hunger and helps mobilize support for government programs and policies that provide adequate nutrition for low-income people.

Population(s) Served

Good nutrition is essential for good health

Patients are referred by their physicians to our weekly, farmers’ market-style pantries, located right at the clinics where they receive medical care. At the Food Pharmacies, patients can enhance their cooking skills through cooking demonstrations, receive nutrition and health tips, undergo health screenings, and get referrals to other food assistance programs. By working with both healthcare providers and patients, we are building knowledge and connections that can improve health for years to come.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Four Star Charity 2010

Charity Navigator

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award - To Gary Maxworthy member of the San Francisco Food Bank Board of Directors 2010

Jefferson Award for Public Service

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is simply stated: We are committed to ending hunger in San Francisco and Marin Counties through a series of programs designed to get to the heart of the issue.

We are continuing to work with our community leaders, corporate partners, and generous donors to raise the funds necessary to feed as many hungry people in our region as possible. In addition, we have a number of programs designed to feed as many people as possible. From our 260+ farmers market-style pantries, to our Food Pharmacies, we are reaching more people than ever. But the cost of living is simply too high for some people to make a living and thrive.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 6/13/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Lynda Sullivan

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