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San Rafael Elks Lodge 1108 held its sixth annual “Festival for Food” outdoor benefit concert on May 23, raising $3,500 for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Elk members and other guests enjoyed a barbecue and live music on the Elks Maple Lawn Terrace. Local bands that donated their time and talent included Key Lime Pie (above, top) and Susan Z & Friends (above, bottom). Katy McKnight, director of Community Engagement at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, said “Prior to the pandemic, one in five San Francisco and Marin residents was at risk of hunger. Now, the need is even greater with nearly twice as many families turning to us for support. Partners like San Rafael Elks Lodge 1108 who are finding innovative solutions to serve our neighbors and engage our community are critical. We are grateful for their support.”  -Photos courtesy of Elks Lodge 1108

Fieldwork Brewing Company’s Community Fund Committee identified standout nonprofit organizations that are making an immediate and substantial impact to help alleviate the many challenges communities are facing across the region. From the fourth quarter of 2020 through the first quarter of 2021, the group has donated $40,000 to 11 nonprofits in the Bay Area, including two Marin County-based organizations. Pictured (above, top) are Ritter Center Executive Director Mark Shotwell (at left) and Chris Goodman from Fieldwork Brewing and (above, bottom) Ian McManus (on the left) and Taylor Childers of Fieldwork Brewing delivering a check to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.  -Photos courtesy of Fieldwork Brewing

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