SF’s First “Drive-Thru” Food Pantry Opens Next to Oracle Park
San Francisco opened its first drive-thru food distribution site at “Seawall Lot 337”, otherwise known as the Oracle Park parking lot. It’s one of a kind, serving those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic without having members of the community leave their vehicles, promoting social distancing. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the drive-through service will be active through June 5th.
SF-Marin Food Bank Drive-Through Pantry
Every Friday, 11 am to 2 pm
– currently scheduled through June 5th according to SF Chronicle
– check sfmfoodbank.org for updates
Oracle Park Parking Lot
Cars line up on the southern side of Terry A Francois Blvd.
74 Mission Rock St, San Francisco
According to Fox News, a small army of 65 volunteers all wearing masks, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank was prepared to load up to 900 cars with boxes of fresh produce and shelf-stable staples, and that number is expected to grow to up to 1,500 next Friday as word gets out about the new weekly food pantry pop-up.
- Don’t have a car? Here are 19 Pop-Up Free Food Pantries in San Francisco, most with walk-up access.
- Can you Volunteer? If you are able to lend a hand, sign up to volunteer
“The biggest thing we’re hearing from people is, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever had to do anything like this.'”
— California Association of Food Banks (@CAFoodBanks) May 18, 2020