According to a recent survey of more than 9,000 San Francisco-Marin Food BankFood Bank participants: 61% couldn’t cover a $400 emergency expense; 83% worry about running out of food; and 54% have had to buy less food because of rising grocery prices
“We see first-hand the tradeoffs low- and modest-income people are making,” said Tanis Crosby, executive director, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. “Just as more people turn to us, we are struggling to keep up with rising costs and fewer donations. We need the community’s help now more than ever.”
Through the end of December, the Food Bank has secured matching gifts from its dedicated partners so donations will go twice (or even three times) as far. This efficiency makes monetary donations more impactful than providing food by allowing the Food Bank to purchase high quality meat, eggs, produce and more.
For more information, visit sfmfoodbank.org.