It's the last day of the Hunger Challenge and I returned to the Food Bank to have lunch with the staff to talk about our collective experience. It was nice to be around a group of people who were all going through the same thing, and I was jealous that they'd had each other to bounce ideas off of an ... More >>
Last night I finally managed to make a functional meal for myself, after hitting a wall around 5 p.m. and realizing how much I needed a good dinner, both physically and psychologically. I still had about $10 left in my budget, and chicken legs were $3 for 6 at Safeway with my club card, so I dredged ... More >>
Day three of the S.F. Food Bank's Hunger Challenge, where I'm living on food pantry supplies and $4.50/day, found me at St. Anthony's for a free lunch. The Tenderloin non-profit feeds around 3,000 people a day, with about half of its annual 2 million pounds of food coming from the Food Bank. Pretty ... More >>
Local Food Network personality, cookbook author, and Wayfare Tavern owner Tyler Florence has signed on to S.F. and Marin Food Banks' new Hunger Challenge, a week of living off of Food Bank groceries and a $4.50-a-day food budget. The Hunger Challenge, which is running September 9-13, is meant to sim ... More >>
What: San Francisco's Food Blogger Bake Sale Where: Kiehl's When: Sat., April 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Brownies, marshmallow treats, cookies, cakes, scones and just about anything else you'd want to indulge your sweet tooth with will be on sale with 100 percent of sales goi ... More >>
What: Community Food Security Coalition Conference Where: Oakland When: November 4-8 Cost: Varies The rundown: This year, the 15th annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference comes to Oakland from it's home base in Portland. Naturally. The conference promises to bring together ov ... More >>
According to the New York Times, Sesame Street will be airing a very special episode on KQED and other PBS affiliates this coming Sunday at 7 p.m. Titled "Growing Hope Against Hunger," it will introduce a Muppet named Lily who comes from a "food insecure" household.Elmo, Bert, ... More >>
Karl WilderThanksgiving in August When: August 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Where: St. Luke's Church Cost: As much canned/preserved food as you can afford. It's Thanksgiving...in August! At least that's what chef Karl Wilder is planning. In a 12-hour cook-a-thon, Wilder hopes to raise money for the ... More >>
a tree is love/FlickrSan Francisco Food Bank volunteers sorting oranges.According to an article by Jesse Hirsch in the Bay Citizen this morning, federal budget slashing has suddenly cut $592,000 in funds allocated to San Francisco food banks and shelters. Last year, the Emergency Food and Shelter ... More >>
Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes.Just as the California state legislature fights for its paychecks, another food-related bill fights to make it through committee in the Senate after passing unanimously through the Assembly.AB 152, introduced by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes, is intended to give reli ... More >>
Sonya Yu via newtastemarketplace/FlickrAunt Kitty's Kreations.February New Taste Marketplace When: Sat., Feb. 5, 4-9 p.m. Where: St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro (at Mariposa) Cost: Bring cash for food, and to stuff the Food Pantry's donation box The rundown: The fourth ... More >>
newtastemarket/FlickrNosh This was one of about 30 vendors at the last New Taste Marketplace.Launched in November as a two-date pop-up to raise money for a Potrero Hill church and its food pantry, New Taste Marketplace has been greenlighted for monthly markets through summer. Organizer Eliann ... More >>
SF Food BankSan Francisco Food Bank has teamed up with Pablo Panda Sandoval of the Giants for a cool timely promotion. Whoever donates the most to the nonprofit by 11:59 p.m. tonight (via this handy donation form) will score a baseball signed by Sandoval. The Food Bank distributes $6 worth of ... More >>
Henry TherkieldOne of two key witnesses in the hate crime assault and criminal threatening case against Chris Brymer -- the former University of Southern California and National Football League offensive lineman featured in the current SF Weekly cover story -- now denies that Brymer threatened hi ... More >>
ESLI SF/FlickrBig score at Alemany.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. At Grist, Tom Philpott reveals how the economics of urban farms can be trickier than navigating a city lot laced with lead. If you're laboring under some hippie idyll that places like Alemany or City Slicker could one day ... More >>
Mary Risley.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Garbage disposer: At Bay Area Bites, Stephanie Rosenbaum files a wide-ranging argument for a bit of off-the-grid food love: urban farming, composting, but also ― most interesting of all, maybe, and least known ― the 20-plus-year-old Food Ru ... More >>
Toys might be plentiful among San Francisco's needy, but food is not. via flickr by altemarkWork for foodThe San Francisco Food Bank is distributing food at a record-breaking pace, handing out groceries to more than 30,000 houses over Thanksgiving. These numbers have skyrocketed in December, prov ... More >>
clementine gallot/FlickrIt's a dare meant to get you thinking: Could you eat on just $4 a day? Next week, the Hunger Challenge will be asking folks to do just that. Four bucks is the average amount a food stamp recipient in Cali gets for daily sustenance -- tough to imagine surviving (not to ... More >>
Think you can handle another one?The producer of the troubled Great American Food and Music Fest said he's making plans for next year's festival even as he's figuring out where to lay the blame for the June 13 event at Shoreline in Mountain View. "I'm so excited about next year," said event produce ... More >>
It's been a while since we checked in with the ever-popular Mission Street Food, and not always for lack of trying -- sometimes it's simply too busy to accomodate. But that's a wonderful thing, because MSF has successfully been donating its profits to charity each week since the beginning of the yea ... More >>
A San Francisco Planning Department official delivered a less-than-inspiring message last night at a meeting of Tenderloin residents worried that their neighborhood is being overrun with social-service providers: Deal with it. Under current zoning laws, many sections of the Tenderloin are extraordin ... More >>
In this week's cover story, we reported on how an overload of social-service outlets in the Tenderloin has galvanized community organizers who say the needs of homeless adults are being met at the expense of the neighborhood's families and businesses. As that fight continues, it appears that cohesiv ... More >>
A new generation of activists is fighting to clean up the Tenderloin. The neighborhoods churches are standing in their way. Whose side are the angels on?
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"Dine Out Against Hunger" takes place this Thursday, December 18. If you eat at Maverick, Slow Club, Serpentine, Foreign Cinema, Magnolia, Sociale, Slanted Door, Kuleto's, Delfina, Americano, A16, Incanto or SPQR, these participating restaurants will donate a portion of the total evening's receipts ... More >>
Beloved S.F. eateries such as Acme Chophouse, Chaya Brasserie, Foreign Cinema, Il Fornaio, Kuleto's, Perbacco, PlumpJack and others will be on hand to serve up appetizers and drinks as "San Francisco Restaurants Unite to Fight Hunger." Now, more than pregnant women can eat for two (or three or four) ... More >>
This Land is Your Land just got a little more plentiful with the addition of rockers the Black Keys to an already solid lineup: The Black Keys have just been added to the star-studded lineup for This Land Is Your Land, the first major event celebrating the legacies of both John Steinbeck and Woody G ... More >>
My Thanksgiving was super boring. I watched USC vs. Arizona St. and ate pie. Such is not the case for Cornucopia, where people pull knives on each other and smoke pot -- possibly at the same time -- on the day we engorge delicious turkey and whatnot. PR's got something to say: CORNUCOPIA Ah Thanks ... More >>
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