September 6, 2014 alanyoon

Food Pantry Re-Opens!

We have incredibly GOOD NEWS to share with you! The Excelsior Community Food Pantry will reopen 2 weeks from today on Saturday, September 13th!!  We are partnering with the Jewish Home of San Francisco to serve the hunger needs in our community. The pantry will reopen at their location on Mission St. and Silver (302 Silver Ave. SF 94112), just a few blocks from us. 

We are overjoyed to announce this next chapter in the life of our pantry. Members of our community have been working tirelessly to find the pantry a new home. Hayley Lam and Amelia Zimmerman especially have put hours of their time and energy into this process. Please send them a word of thanks!  Also, special thanks to Tom Pack and Jennifer Stringfellow for their legal guidance and to Michael Beadle for helping us with public relations. 

As we move forward, here are a few ways for you to be involved:

(1) Pray for the pantry. 
We give thanks to God for this new partnership with the Jewish Home and we ask that God continue to strengthen our relationship with them. We pray for our clients who have gone without food the two months between pantry closure and reopen. We pray for our volunteers (old and new) as we come together and serve our community.

(2) Come serve!
All volunteers are invited next Saturday, September 6th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM to help us move to our new location and do a mock pantry set up. We’ll meet at our church and then move to JHSF. Also, on Saturday, September 13th (our opening day!) we’ll need extra volunteers to help provide a smooth transition. It’s simple to volunteer! Any Saturday, just show up at JHSF at 10 AM and ask how you can help!

(3) Behind the scenes.
If you have some time during the week and want to help with behind the scenes logistics of reopening the pantry, please contact Hayley Lam (hayleylam@gmail.com)