Food Drive nets 278 pounds of donations.

posted Jul 27, 2010, 1:20 PM by rthompson@stjohnsacademysf.org   [ updated Jul 27, 2010, 7:47 PM by Maria Kotar ]
The virtue of charity was alive at St. John's Academy this past year. It was clearly demonstrated with the students' collection of over 278 pounds of food for the San Francisco Food Bank. That is more weight than the entire Kindergarten class. Good job, kids. Let's aim for 500 pounds next year.

(A letter from the San Francisco Food Bank.)

July 12, 2010

Dear Fr. Irenei,

Thank you for organizing a food drive on behalf of St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy, resulting in the donation of 278 pounds of food.

By providing the gift of food to children, seniors, and working-poor families of San Francisco, you are advocating that every resident deserves to have a healthy, sustainable life. Your support enables us to be an agent of change in the San Francisco community - transforming the lives of over 147,000 San Franciscans who face the threat of hunger each day.

Every single contribution makes a difference in the work that we do. Through a network of 400 local non-profit agencies including 200 neighborhood pantries, the San Francisco Food Bank will distribute 36.5 million pounds of food this year - more than half of it in the form of fresh produce. Every single day, we provide enough food for 78,000 meals, an accomplishment that would not be possible without community partnerships from individuals, congregations, businesses, schools, and other non-profit agencies.

For the one in five adults and one in four children at risk of hunger in San Francisco, the Food Bank is truly a lifeline. Please thank every participant of this food drive for their generosity and confidence in our work and for their help in building a stronger, healthier San Francisco.

Sincerely,

Jessica Brittsan
Food Drives and Events Manager
San Francisco Food Bank

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