San Francisco Food bank

November 21st, 2011

11-22-11“Farm to Family,” a program used by the SFFB is one of the most efficient and inexpensive method of feeding those in need. Andy Breunig, the Volunteer Coordinator at the SFFB arranged for me to do my annual week-long Thanksgiving week volunteer help at this state-of-the-art Food Bank. ┬áTons of bulk quantities of produce was broken down into managable quantities by over 100 volunteers and staff. The Center for Student Missions has nearly a dozen students from the San Diego area helping on various projects in central California this week. Brooke, the student advisor of this fun group, enjoyed getting her group involved in today’s program, they even helped make Bogart’s first YouTube video become a reality. Susan, visiting from Derbyshire, England, felt that volunteering while on holiday, would be a helping hand for others.
Vladimir and Virgil who work directly with the volunteers at the SFFB were a joy to talk with while keeping us informed of the importance of our work. The Metropolitan Arts and Tech school had 20 students help out this afternoon. It’s good to see our youth wanting to help others. Bechtel, the construction giant, sent over a very friendly group who were very interested in The Kindness Bus Tour. At day’s end, 21,000 pounds of pears, 9,000 pounds of carrots and 700 pounds of pasta were packaged and readied for shipment to needy organizations in the San Francisco region.

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