Community Service

Volunteering at S.F.-Marin Food Bank

In the spirit of giving back to the community, Supply Chain Management (SCM)  staff in January took a few hours out of the office and volunteered at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The group of 19 was given a quick tour of the impressive operations and then got right to work weighing, bagging and labeling one-pound bags of rice. Being smart and efficient, the SCM crew (along with a group from Goodreads) bagged 3,150 pounds of rice in about an hour and a half. That's the equivalent of 91,350,000 grains of rice.

Here are a few facts about the S.F.-Marin Food Bank:

  • 225,000 people rely on food from the S.F.-Marin Food Bank every year
  • 30,000 families receive healthy groceries at 260 weekly pantries
  • More than 60 percent of food distributed is fresh produce
  • Volunteers provide work equivalent to 70 full-time employees, a crucial contribution to the fight against hunger

Thanks to Paul Mulligan, Xenia Lazareva and Carol Tady for organizing the event.