Glide’s annual grocery bag giveaway event set for Wednesday

Thousands of bags of holiday food items will be given out Wednesday in GLIDE’s annual Grocery Bag Giveaway.

The distribution will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the GLIDE Church, 330 Ellis St. (at Taylor Street) in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

Each bag is designed to contain the ingredients for a full holiday meal, and will include a free-range chicken.

GLIDE is also working with other community-based organizations to bring the Grocery Bag Giveaway to other neighborhoods, including Chinatown, the Bayview and the Fillmore. These bags will include turkeys and fixings.

This event is sponsored by Gap Inc., which is providing both funding and volunteer support.

Among the food set for giveaway are 2,400 free-range chickens, 1,600 turkeys, 4,200 pounds of vegetables, 43,000 dinner rolls, 1,600 pounds each of cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and turkey stuffing, 160 gallons of turkey gravy and almost 10,000 pounds of oranges.

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