Service Event: SF Food Bank

February 18, 2012 by Justin Bugajski

My name is Michael Cykowski and I am the Community Outreach Director for your local alumni club. I’d like to tell you about an exciting event that we have planned for April!

Join me and your fellow Bay Area Spartans for three hours of service at the San Francisco Food Bank, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturday April 14, 2012.

Project Description

Year-round volunteer support is essential for the Food Bank, helping them to get much-needed groceries to San Franciscans in need. The volunteer community assists with sorting through food donations, repacking bulk food items, assembling grocery boxes, stocking pantry shelves and many other active projects in the warehouse. Volunteers provide work equivalent to 50 full-time employees, a crucial contribution to our fight against hunger.

Do I need to bring anything and what should I wear?

Everything you need to complete your volunteer project will be provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or opened-toe shoes) and grubby work clothes. Please dress comfortably and respectfully. A sweatshirt or extra layer is recommended as the temperature in the warehouse is often quite cool.

How may I sign up?

Please go to our group’s page on the SF Food Bank website to reserve one of the 15 spots on our volunteer team! You will be asked to complete a simple registration form on the website in order to RSVP for this event.

Can students and children volunteer?

Yes, within the following guidelines: middle and high school students can volunteer for any of our shifts. Group projects and individual middle school students do require chaperones – please visit our Student Groups page for more details. Our minimum age limit on Saturdays is 8 years old. Each elementary school student must be accompanied by an adult to ensure safety in our busy warehouse.

Directions to the SF Food Bank

900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107. Visit the SF Food Bank website for detailed map, driving directions, and public transit information.

If you have further questions about this event, send me an email.


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