Where’s James? Checking Out All the Fresh Food the SF Food Bank Has to Offer

I recently visited the San Francisco Food Bank at the recommendation of one of PVF’s donors. During my visit I met with their Executive Director, Paul Ash, and Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy, Teri Olle, to discuss the systemic issues preventing higher participation in CalFresh, California’s food stamp program.SF Food Bank

The donor who introduced me thought I could gain some insight from a visit to the Food Bank because of their long involvement in hunger. PVF has been connected to CalFresh over the past year via the Code for America project we co-funded with San Mateo County. More information about this project can be found here.

During my visit, I was surprised to learn that 60% of the food distributed at the San Francisco Food Bank is fresh.  The volunteers were out in force sorting and packing the day I visited.

 

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