Today’s Fruit of the Day – Grapes!

sunworld grapes

1,980 cases of grapes came in today thanks to the Farm to Family program and SunWorld packers! That’s 15,840 bags of sweet, seedless grapes.
Here they are in our cooler – 22 pallets, all tagged for delivery to a neighborhood pantry.

grapes for pantry

Help Us Get 100,000 Pounds of Free Food from Tyson!

Thanks to the Hunger Challenge, Tyson is offering to donate up to 100,000 pounds of food! But we need your help. They’ll add 100 pounds to the truck for every Twitter message that contains one of the hunger facts you’ll find here. No sign-up and nothing to buy. Please help us reach our goal now!

2009 Hunger Challenge – September 20-26

Can you eat for just $4 a day? That’s the average amount a Californian on food stamps has to spend on a day’s meals.

The San Francisco Food Bank’s 2009 Hunger Challenge is this week – September 20-26. Try it for a week or even just a day. More than 35 million people in our country live on a food stamp budget – can you? If you’d like to join the Hunger Challenge, email us at:

Can’t take the Hunger Challenge? Consider making a donation to help us feed the 150,000 people in San Francisco who are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Your $20 donation allows us to provide $180 worth of groceries!

CBS5 Reporter Sue Kwon Joins the Hunger Challenge

Watch this video of Sue’s first Hunger Challenge report, including video at our warehouse and pantries and an interveiw with SF Food Bank’s Paul Ash! And here’s her second, in-depth report where she shops with Amy Sherman.

CBS5 ConsumerWatch reporter Sue Kwon is taking the Hunger Challenge and reporting about her experiences. See her reports all week at 6 pm, with repeats at 11 pm and the following morning. Sue will also be sharing cost-effective recipes and helping viewers learn how to stretch their food dollars. We’re thrilled that Sue and CBS5 are making such a big commitment to shining a light on hunger in San Francisco! [In the photo to the left, Sue shops for the Challenge with veteran Hunger Challenge blogger Amy Sherman; below, all the food Sue will have to eat this week.]

Tips, Recipes and Blog Posts from Last Year

Click on the link below for a complete listing of all the blog posts published by last year’s Hunger Challenge bloggers. You’ll find tips, shopping lists, recipes and lots of observations about living on a limited food budget:

2008 Hunger Challenge blogger posts

To see a compilation of all the recipes created by last year’s Hunger Challenge bloggers, go here:

2008 Hunger Challenge recipes

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