The mission of Food Runners is to help alleviate hunger in San Francisco to help prevent waste and to help create community. Food Runners is currently delivering approximately 10 tons of food a week that would otherwise be thrown away. With help from a volunteer coordinator, a paid truck driver and people like you, they can provide enough food for 2,000 meals a day in San Francisco.
Contributing to the community at large is a big part of our upbringing, our philosophy, and we think it’s an integral part of what helps a business to thrive in the long term. We are always looking for opportunities where we—and our clients—can give back: in ways that provide assistance where it’s needed most and highlight a continued commitment to foster responsible stewardship of the community. Frequently our openings and special events are hosted as charities to benefit the needs of our community.
The following are a few of the organizations that we receive great pleasure from working with on a regular basis. To learn how you can help make a difference, please email us at [email protected] or visit the specific charity’s website by using the links provided below. Together, we can continue to make a difference.
ECS helps homeless and very low-income people obtain the housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness. Their CHEFS program (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service) is a six month culinary training program for homeless adults and those living in supportive housing sites. Qualifying students receive a three month classroom/kitchen training and upon completion are sent to a three month internship in an outside agency or local business.
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco is committed to the belief that all seniors have the right to live independently with dignity and respect in their own homes for as long as it is safely possible. It is their mission to provide isolated homebound seniors in San Francisco with nutritious meals, daily human contact and supportive services to prevent their premature institutionalization.