Poverty

Volunteers with the SF-Marin Food Bank line up to load food boxes into people’s trunks at The City’s first drive-through food bank near Oracle Park on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Pandemic intensifies local hunger crisis

New report from SF-Marin Food bank shows demand for food has nearly doubled

 

A volunteer packs oats into bags for food boxes for those in need at Mission Food Hub on Friday, July 31, 2020. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Pandemic exacerbates food insecurity for San Franciscans in need

Mayor Breed proposes $45.7 million for meal programs under two-year budget

 

Great American Think-Off champion Sam Dennison sits inside Faithful Fools Street Ministry in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Meet America’s Greatest Thinker, Sam Dennison of San Francisco

If someone asked you to name the greatest thinker in San Francisco,…

 

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF strives to eliminate hunger by 2020

San Francisco must spend more than $13 million in the next fiscal…

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photo)
In this file photo dated Thursday, April 23, 2015, an Indian worker dismantles an old car amid heaps of scrap in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FILE)

World Bank: Climate change could result in 100 million poor

STOCKHOLM — Climate change could push more than 100 million people into…

In this file photo dated Thursday, April 23, 2015, an Indian worker dismantles an old car amid heaps of scrap in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FILE)
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoHomeless advocates say recent incidents make it seem like police have an extra focus on The City’s most vulnerable people.

Despite tech wealth, SF pockmarked with poverty

A walk down the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, where many…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoHomeless advocates say recent incidents make it seem like police have an extra focus on The City’s most vulnerable people.
Evan ducharme/s.f. examiner file photoMore and more county residents are turning to food banks for assistance.

Poverty in San Mateo County much worse than reported, new study says

Some 18 percent of San Mateo County residents live in poverty, almost…

Evan ducharme/s.f. examiner file photoMore and more county residents are turning to food banks for assistance.

Being poor isn't what it used to be

According to the U.S. Census, 14.3 percent of the population was poor…