This summer, Levi’s® and the Giants are teaming up to highlight and honor six nonprofits in our community who are taking action and making a difference for those most in need. While our world has changed in ways we could have never imagined since last season, there is still one constant and that is the work so many in our communities are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The six organizations we will recognize are supporting and being a resource for veterans, homeless, victims of domestic violence, and those that are needing an extra hand during these unprecedented times. Each organization will be receiving a grant from Levi’s® as well as Levi’s® reusable masks for their hard-working staff, volunteers, and clients. We thank all of these groups, and the individuals volunteering, for their perseverance and selflessness.
Levi’s® and the Giants are thrilled to recognize the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank for their dedication, heroic service, and support for the community during this time. As an essential service, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank continues to do the day-in and day-out job of making sure vulnerable neighbors get the food they need. The Food Bank has put various solutions in place to be able to continue providing food to help our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Food Bank has ramped up efforts to overcome growing barriers to food access by launching pop-up food pantries, supporting existing pantries, home-delivering to the most vulnerable, and focusing on safety.
COVID 19 impact on the foodbank and resources:
- 62,000 households receiving weekly groceries - 30,000 more than before the pandemic
- 25 new emergency Pop-up pantries have been launched
- 9x more calls requesting CalFresh (food stamps) application assistance
- 550% increase in visits to our Food Locator tool
- 12,000 seniors sheltering in place get home-delivered groceries
To donate to or volunteer, visit the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank at www.sfmfoodbank.org.