S.F. food bank reports turkey shortage

Low-income families hoping for a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast with the help from the San Francisco Food Bank may be left with empty plates, as food bank officials announced a shortage today of about 400 turkeys.

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, is fast approaching, and the lack of turkey and money donations has left the food bank struggling, according to officials.

“Last year at this time we had more than 1,000 turkeys on hand. This year we have fewer than 700. We hope that once members of our San Francisco community know about this crisis, they’ll step forward and help us provide a holiday meal for families and individuals in need,” Director Paul Ash said.

The food bank distributes turkeys and otherholiday foods directly to low-income families and to partner agencies such as St. Anthony Dining Room, which serves free meals to individuals and families.

Turkey donations can be made between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the food bank, at 900 Pennsylvania Ave.

Monetary donations will also be used to purchase turkeys. Every $15 in donations allows the food bank to purchase one turkey, according to officials. Donations can be made online at www.sfoodbank.org.

— Bay City News

Bay Area NewsLocal

Just Posted

A large crack winds its way up a sidewalk along China Basin Street in Mission Bay on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco’s sinking sidewalks: Is climate change to blame?

‘In the last couple months, it’s been a noticeable change’

For years, Facebook employees have identified serious harms and proposed potential fixes. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have rejected the remedies, causing whisteblowers to multiple. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times)
Facebook’s problems at the top: Social media giant is not listening to whistleblowers

Whistleblowers multiply, but Zuckerberg and Sandberg don’t heed their warnings

Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led a late-game comeback against the Packers, but San Francisco lost, 30-28, on a late field goal. (Courtesy of San Francisco 49ers)
The Packers beat the Niners in a heartbreaker: Don’t panic

San Francisco is no better and no worse than you thought they were.

A new ruling will thwart the growth of solar installation companies like Luminalt, which was founded in an Outer Sunset garage and is majority woman owned. (Philip Cheung, New York Times)
A threat to California’s solar future and diverse employment pathways

A new ruling creates barriers to entering the clean energy workforce

Federal officials have endorsed booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for many fully inoculated Americans. (Kevin Mohatt/New York Times)
When Californians will get COVID-19 boosters

Eligibility currently limited to those inoculated with Pfizer vaccine

Most Read