SF Food Bank - Bloggers Family Volunteer Event

One of my San Francisco blogger friends, Stacyworks for the San Francisco Food Bank (which serves San Francisco and Marin).  The San Francisco Food Bank is having a bloggers family volunteer event on Sunday, June 26th.  It is a great opportunity to volunteer as a family and teach your children about giving back to the community they live in.  Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to volunteer this weekend, since I will only be a couple of weeks out of the hospital recovering from my c-section.  I am hoping that they will do another event in the fall that I will be able to participate in. Below is the information for the event provided by Stacy:

Hunger is a serious problem in our community – with 1 in 5 children and 1 in 5 adults at risk of hunger in San Francisco and Marin. The San Francisco Food Bank and the Marin Food Bank combined serve over 200,000 people per year, and will distribute 43.5 million pounds of food to the community this year – enough for at least 93,000 meals every day.
We wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do without the support of our volunteers.  Each year, over 22,000 people contribute thousands of hours to fighting hunger in our community.
On Sunday, June 26th we are holding a special volunteer shift for bloggers in San Francisco and Marin.  We would love for you and your family to come take part to help us sort and package nutritious foods for our community. Volunteering contributes not only to society and our local community but also to our own well-being.   Getting children involved in volunteering instills and teaches compassion, a desire to help others, and a strong sense of a self. Children as young as 4 years old are able to volunteer for the Sunday shifts.

Date: June 26th
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: San Francisco Food Bank – 900 Pennsylvania Ave. San Francisco, CA 94107

If you are interested in participating please register your attendance through our online calendar using this link: http://vol-sffb.org/node/add/group-confirmation/19733
This link will first require you to log-in or register an account in our system, then will bring you directly to the details for this specific group project.

Your project will be held at our warehouse at 900 Pennsylvania Ave. Below you will find important information about the project and directions to the facility.  Please note: Closed-toe shoes are required at all volunteer projects. 

Children as young as 4 years old are able to volunteer for the Sunday shifts.  Due to safety in our busy working warehouse, we cannot accommodate younger children, toddlers or babies at the project.

·         Closed-toe shoes are required at all volunteer projects.  Anyone wearing sandals, flip-flops, or any other shoe with an open toe will not be able to participate in the project.
·         Because you'll be helping to repack food, please wear casual and clean clothing, long pants, securely fastened jewelry, and comfortable (no open-toe) shoes. 
·         We suggest dressing in layers, as the temperature in the warehouse is often cool. 

·         You may pull into our south parking lot by the loading docks or utilize the abundant and free street parking on Pennsylvania Ave in front of our warehouse.

WHERE TO REPORT: We ask all volunteers to sign in upon arrival.
·         Please enter the building through our Receiving Entrance on the south side of the building near the loading dock

900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107
Visit http://www.sffoodbank.org/about_us/directions.html for a map, driving directions, and public transit information.

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