Marking Earth Day close to home

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

With Earth Day upon us, we want to shine a light on an organization committed to reducing waste — food waste. It’s especially important considering the statistics of how many people face food insecurity every day.

In our home town, we regularly support and volunteer at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. But perhaps not many people are aware of the phenomenal work done by a small but mighty organization called Food Runners (@FoodRunnersSF). This volunteer group’s mission is to help alleviate hunger in San Francisco, as well as to prevent waste and create community. Thanks to many dedicated people, Food Runners delivers more than 15 tons of good, usable food each week to agencies feeding people in need. Volunteers pick up excess perishable and prepared food from businesses, such as restaurants, and corporate cafeterias, including our Twitter cafe, and deliver it to people in need five days a week. Among other worthy organizations, Twitter HQ cafe food goes via Food Runners to Bay View Housing Projects, the Dore Clinic, the Father Alfred Center and Golden Gate for Seniors.

Here’s a video overview on Food Runners. 

We encourage you to look into your local organizations that help people in need obtain fresh, healthy food, and by doing so, connect us more closely to our home on Earth.