This summer marks the Food Bank’s 45th anniversary and together—as a community—we have certainly been through a lot: eight presidents, six recessions, the Loma Prieta earthquake, devastating fires and now a global pandemic!
Understandably, when disasters strike we are often asked if the Food Bank is going to run out of food. The answer is no because we’re not going to let that happen. And we know our supporters aren’t going to let that happen either.
You—our generous hunger fighters—have been coming through for our impacted neighbors during these uncertain times. You’ve been matching the unprecedented demand of the current health and financial crisis with unprecedented support…and sometimes in very creative ways!
We thank you for helping us to grow and develop an incredible network of donors, volunteers, suppliers, and nonprofit partner agencies over the years. Without this solid foundation, we would not have been able to quickly spring into action and help the thousands of new people turning to us after losing their jobs because of the pandemic.
However, you don’t just answer the call for help during widespread emergencies. For the past four and a half decades, everyday heroes like you have been stepping up and allowing us to nourish individuals, from children to seniors, so they can make it through whatever personal crisis they are experiencing.
In fact, before anyone even heard of COVID-19 or thought to stockpile toilet paper, you were helping us serve 178,000 people per month.
We invite you to join our advocacy efforts as we move forward with our guiding mission statement: “Leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service to our neighbors in need.”
Together, with you by our side, we can continue to nourish our community through these ever-changing times until chronic hunger no longer exists.