Food Drive and Coins for Community Collections for Seniors
Friday, November 6–Monday, November 9
The Bay Area is home to some of the wealthiest people on earth, but also to thousands of seniors whose income level falls below the federal poverty line. These seniors live with the daily threat of hunger. Being food-insecure can worsen chronic health problems that can in turn lead to hospitalization. Food is a basic human need, and without an adequate diet, people cannot fight off disease and infection. Low-income seniors must often choose between purchasing food or buying medicine. Groceries for Seniors in San Francisco and St. Paul’s Pantry of Hope in Oakland distribute nutritious, fresh food to over 1,000 senior citizens every week. Without their help, many of our elderly neighbors would go hungry. During the approaching holiday season, many of us will find joy in sharing a warm and comforting meal with loved ones. In the spirit of holiday giving, drop your spare change in our collection jars on your next visit and bring in canned or other nonperishable food items the weekend of November 6–9.Your November donations will go to help these programs provide food to those in need, not just during the holidays, but throughout the year as well.