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August 31: Food Bank Teams Up with San Francisco Giants to Strike Out Hunger

Giants players Tony Watson and Evan Longoria to deliver $30,000 check to battle childhood hunger
August 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (August 30, 2019) – The San Francisco Giants are going the extra mile to help strike out hunger in our community with the delivery of a $30,000 check to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The funds are courtesy of Major League Baseball’s “Home Plate Project” initiative that supports

SAN FRANCISCO (August 30, 2019) – The San Francisco Giants are going the extra mile to help strike out hunger in our community with the delivery of a $30,000 check to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The funds are courtesy of Major League Baseball’s “Home Plate Project” initiative that supports childhood hunger prevention and battles food insecurity.

Relief pitcher Tony Watson and 3rd baseman Evan Longoria are team ambassadors for this event and contributing to the donation. Watson and Longoria will be on hand to deliver the check to Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash at our San Francisco warehouse. Afterwards, Tony and Evan along with Giants family members and team employees, will participate in a volunteer shift – packing fresh, nutritious food to help feed our neighbors in need.

The $30,000 grant is earmarked for Food Bank programs that serve children in our region. Those include Healthy Children Pantries that can be found on school campuses in both San Francisco and Marin, as well as snack programs that serve thousands of vulnerable children at schools before, during, and after classes.

WHEN: Saturday August 31, 11:30am – 1:30pm

WHO: San Francisco Giants Relief Pitcher Tony Watson, San Francisco Giants 3rd Baseman Evan Longoria, Giants family members, team employees and Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash.

WHERE: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Ave. San Francisco 94107

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About the SF-Marin Food Bank

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in five neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.