*NOTE TO REPORTERS/EDITORS: GLIDE Foundation is the correct name for the organization at 330 Ellis Street that organizes and provides the Daily Free Meals and other social services and social justice programs. The church, historically called Glide Memorial Church, is one of several programs operated by the GLIDE Foundation. When referring to GLIDE social services and programs, please use the correct name, GLIDE Foundation, or simply GLIDE, rather than the historical name of the church.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2021
CONTACT: Emma Tozer, (301) 383-3128
GLIDE TO PACK 5,500 BAGS OF GROCERIES AND
DELIVER TO SAN FRANCISCANS FACING FOOD INSECURITY
DURING THEIR ANNUAL GROCERY BAG GIVEAWAY
GLIDE continues to expand its reach to fight food insecurity by providing help and hope to individuals, families, and community-based organizations across San Francisco during its annual Grocery Bag Giveaway. Grocery bags contain everything needed for a special holiday meal for four people – a whole free-range chicken or turkey, potatoes or rice, mac & cheese, vegetables, dinner rolls.
Major packing occurs Tuesday, Dec. 6 with a prep shift at 9:30-11:30 a.m. and with GLIDE leadership staff available for interviews. Monday, Dec. 5 includes a 9:30 –11:30 a.m. initial prep and layout. Grocery bags will be packed by GLIDE leaders, staff and volunteers in GLIDE’s Freedom Hall (330 Ellis Street).
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, GLIDE will deliver 5,500 bags to community-based organizations across the city helping low-income residents in hard hit neighborhoods, including Bayview, Outer Mission, Richmond, Chinatown, Japantown and more.
GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway is sponsored by Gap Inc. In addition to funding support, Gap provides volunteers to support this effort.
To support GLIDE in these efforts, visit glide.org to donate and learn more.
Monday, December 5; Initial prep and layout, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 6; major onsite packing at GLIDE
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
GLIDE leadership, staff and volunteers will fill bags of groceries in GLIDE’s parking lot and Freedom Hall.
Wednesday, December 7; mobile distribution throughout SF: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Delivery trucks will leave GLIDE at 7am and to distribute 5,500 bags to 21 locations throughout the day across the city.
Media invited (RSVP REQUIRED) to three of the drop-off sites (location details forthcoming).
*Fun Facts about Grocery Bag Giveaway:
Total amount of food provided
3,900 free range chickens
5,300 lbs. vegetables
5,300 dozen dinner rolls
1,600 lbs. mashed potatoes
1,600 lbs. mac & cheese
160 gallons turkey gravy
Over 10,000 lbs. of oranges!
GLIDE is a nationally recognized center for social justice dedicated to fighting systemic injustices, creating pathways out of poverty and crisis, and transforming lives. GLIDE’s integrated comprehensive services, advocacy initiatives, and inclusive community empower individuals, families, and children to achieve stability and thrive. GLIDE is on the forefront of addressing some of the most pressing issues including poverty, housing and homelessness, and racial and social justice.
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