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Spring 2010                                                                                           Volume 23, No. 1

                                                                             FIRST PERSON SINGULAR

Making t h e Ri g ht                                                         IT’S HARD
Investm e n t in K i ds                                                      TO GET BY

                  ou can’t feed a hungry mind on an empty stomach.           Ginny Berger is a client at a Food
                We know that—but does Congress? We hope so,                  Bank pantry and the mother of one
             because they’re set to allocate funds and set rules for all     boy. She shared her perspective with
           child food programs—like School Meals, Afterschool                us in a recent conversation.
           Snack and WIC—this spring. The San Francisco Food                     I grew up in San
Bank is working together with local and national partners to push            Francisco and before, you
our lawmakers to make the right choices and guarantee kids the               used to be able to get so
nutrition they need.                                                         much more for your money.
     Child Nutrition Reauthorization has the potential to positively         And now it’s extremely
impact millions of children nationwide. In San Francisco, 56% of pub-        hard to get by. First things
lic school students receive free or reduced-price lunches. In Marin,         first, I pay my rent. And I
that figure is 25%. With so many families struggling through the             pay the PG&E. And I pay the phone.
                                                                             Sometimes I’ll not pay one bill to pay
                                                                             for another. And then don’t pay for
                                                                             that bill to pay another bill just to
                                                                             keep everything caught up. To not
                                                                             get cut off. But it seems like I’m
                                                                             never out of the hole.
                                                                                 Then my son will be saying, “Ma,
                                                                             you got anything to eat?” And sad
                                                                             to say, a lot of times it’s like, “Mom,
                                                                             there’s nothing to eat.” That’s the
                                                                             worst thing, when your child is hun-
                                                                             gry and he can’t just get something
                                                                             to eat when he wants it. A lot of
                                                                             times, I eat less and sometimes don’t
recession, the lunch some stu-        at school do not receive it.           even eat so he can have something.
dents receive at school may be        California is not unique among             If we didn’t have the food bank,
the only meal they can depend         states in not reaching all the stu-    it would be a lot worse for my son.
on. Here’s what we’re pushing         dents it should. To close that         He’s a growing kid, he’s always hungry!
for to make that meal nutri-          gap, the nation should take a cue      And I’m always like, look, you gotta
tious, appealing and accessible.      from San Francisco schools and         save something for another day. I tell
                                      automatically enroll students          him, “I buy breakfast food for break-
Lower the hurdles—up the              for free lunch when they have          fast and lunch food for lunch. And we
nutrition                             been certified for other bene-                              (continued on page 2)

To better serve our children,         fits. This reduces administrative
our legislators must devote the       hurdles for families and lowers
resources necessary to provide        costs for the school district.
                                                                               In this Issue
decent meals, especially in           Congress should also expand              2 Better School Meals
high-cost areas like San              the eligibility criteria for free
Francisco. Right now, school          lunch. Currently, a child from a         3 Thousands Rally to
                                                                                  Meet Increased Need
districts rely on processed foods     family of four living on over
in order to keep costs low.           $28,665 a year does not make             4 Meal-a-Month
These foods are not helping           the cut. But in the nation’s             4 Food Drives & Events
kids stay focused in class, to say    fourth most expensive city, that
nothing of overcoming a rising        is an unrealistic ceiling.               5 Corporate Sponsors
tide of diet-related illness.              Finally, we often tell chil-        5 Breadwinners
    Statewide, nearly 30% of          dren that breakfast is the most
                                                                               6 In Loving Memory of
kids who qualify for free lunch                      (continued on page 4)
                                                                                  Bruce Miller
give & take

     Let’s Make School Meals Better Meals
     Dear Friends,

                         ith the holidays well behind us,          even if that entire sum were to
                         school is back in session and chil-       go towards the food. But the
                         dren have a whole lot of learning         reality is this: most of that
                         ahead of them. But this year is a         money is consumed by federal
     little different. That’s because in 2010, we have the         and state bureaucracy, leaving
     chance to make the right investments in nutrition and         only $1 per meal left for food.
     the health of our schoolchildren. It’s an opportunity              For example: every single
     that comes up once every five years when Congress             year, our school food services director must scan
     considers an entire raft of child nutrition programs,         and validate 40,000 paper applications for free and
     including the National School Lunch program.                  reduced-price meals. That’s 40,000 out of a total
          Over 31,000 low-income children in San                   enrollment of 57,800 students in the school district.
     Francisco public schools—and one fourth of all the            That mountain of paperwork is there to prevent
     students enrolled in Marin—receive free or                    kids who aren’t “entitled” to a subsidized meal from
     reduced-price school meals. We owe it to them to              getting one. And the end result is that it steals
     ensure that we provide not just food, but healthy,            resources that would be better spent on delivering a
     nutritionally balanced food. This is especially true          quality meal program to all kids who need it. As
     because school meals are often the best meals many            it is, we are spending too much on feeding bureau-
     low-income children can count on. “Nutrition is a             cracy and not enough on feeding children. That
     huge challenge,” one elementary school teacher told           needs to change.
     me. “I don’t think a lot of the children eat very                  We know it’s a hard time to ask for more gov-
     well—they don’t have as much energy as they                   ernment funding and a harder time still to ask the
     should. They’re not as alert as they could be. You            government change its ways. But with a five-year
     can’t help but notice it.”                                    nutritional policy being set for millions of children
          But without increased support from our federal           in the prime of their development, we simply can’t
     government, which sets nutritional policy and                 afford to wait any longer. The fact is that there’s
     funding levels, our local school districts’ hopes for         never a good time to ask—even so, right now is the
     improvement will remain just that—hopes.                      right time. Five years is half a lifetime in the devel-
          The USDA reimburses schools $2.70 for each               opment of a young child. Let’s not waste our chance
     free school meal served; only Alaska and Hawaii               to make improvements this time around.
     receive a higher rate. That’s simply not enough
     given the diminished buying power that amount                    Sincerely,
     represents in a high-cost area like San Francisco.
     Imagine trying to get a decent meal prepared and
     served for $2.70 in the city. It would be difficult              Paul Ash, Executive Director

                                            it’s for him. Six dollars and change       is there to eat?” “Well, there’s nothing
HARD TO GET BY                              every day for a month.”                    to eat because you ate everything!”
(continued from page 1)
                                               My son comes first. I want him to       It’s just ridiculous to be arguing with
need to eat it in that category.” Other-    go to college, most definitely. I don’t    your child in the morning, on the way
wise, he’ll be saying, “there ain’t noth-   want my son to be another statistic.       to school, because he don’t have
ing for breakfast.”                         But to do that, he needs to grow up        nothing to eat. I mean, he feels like,
    So I rely on the food that we get       and learn to be a man. He needs to         “Hey. You had me. You should be able
to stretch. At our food bank here, we       make his mistakes to learn from them.      to feed me.” And you feel less than
get vegetables and rice and a couple        So I give him a little leeway and he       a mom.
of things of juice. I appreciate it all,    has his curfew and his cell phone so           I know it’s clear to him that I’m
but you have to make it last. What          I can keep track of what he’s doing.       trying. But he’s just frustrated. How
I’ll do with certain kinds of vegetables    I know lot of people would say he          can he sit in school all day hungry?
we get—like onions, celery and bell         really doesn’t need that phone. Well,      He wants to study business. He used
pepper—is wash it off, soak it, cut         I feel that he does. Because that keeps    to want to be an attorney—which I
it all up and freeze it. That way, it       me sane—to know where he is, to            told him he should, because he’s always
can stretch.                                know that he can check in with me.         debating me! Meanwhile, I’m trying
    Then there’s Food Stamps. What             Still, a lot of times, we get into      to figure out how I’m going to pay
happens with that is, they’ll deny                  arguments. And that is so          for even one credit. I mean, look. I’ve
me and then they give                                ridiculous. To be yelling         been working since I was 12. Started
it to the child. It’s $200.                            at your child because           out with a paper route, did a youth
I appreciate it. But                                      he ate. Because there’s      program and then I worked in the
once I asked them,                                       no bread. To yell at your     delis and the restaurants, but then I
how did you come up                                     child because he drank         got injured. People don’t come onto
with $200? And the                                    all the milk. And that’s how     this earth thinking they’re going to
lady told me, “it’s not                              you start your day. Your child    be poor. I’m just glad at least some
for you. It’s not for you,                          gets up and says, “mom, what       people have love and compassion.


                                                                                             DRU DONOVAN

                                                                                                                                                    MCNAIR EVANS
                                                                                                           Thanks to…
                                                                                                           I    Visa Corporation
                                                                                                           I    Riverbed Technologies

                 ith the help of generous sponsors, volunteers and a pack of                               I    Crescent Porter Hale
                 hundreds of bicyclists we were able help make the holidays a little                            Foundation
                 brighter for low-income people throughout San Francisco and Marin.                        I    The Darrow Foundation
This holiday season, we responded to the 30% increase in requests for food by                              I    The Charles Schwab
distributing over 780,000 pounds of groceries to our community.                                                 Foundation

Volunteers step up and contribute 30,000 hours                                                             I    NBC11/CVS Holiday
Our projects ran in overdrive seven days a week                                                                 Food Drive
through the holidays. Each weekend, nearly 400 volun-                                                      I    CBS5/Whole Foods Market:
teers sorted food in our warehouse—gleaning apples,                                                             Food for Bay Area Families
oranges and squashes, and repacking bulk quantities of rice, pasta and beans.                              I    ABC7/Safeway
Even on Thanksgiving Day, 80 caring volunteers spent their holiday making sure                                  Share Your Holiday
others would have plenty of food.                                                                          I    The Union Street
                                                                                                                Merchants Association
San Francisco’s bicycling community delivers food and awareness                                            I    Sprinkles Cupcakes
Things really kicked into gear with the 4th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep—
                                                                                                                and Yahoo!
                   198 bicycle racers brought in 7,507 pounds of food in only three
                      and a half hours! The race, a competition that challenges bike                       With the help of our generous
                      riders to collect and deliver food to our warehouse, outdid                          community, the Food Bank
                      the previous year’s total by more than a ton. “This was a                            provided holiday groceries to
                                                                                                           more than 30,000 households—
                  unique way to help out while having fun with friends. I can't wait
                                                                                                           up 30% over the previous year.
for next year!” says Shaine Helsloot, a rider who brought in 33 pounds of food.
The overall winner hauled in a whopping 962 lbs of food—all on his bike!

2009 was a tough year for many
families throughout San Francisco and             B READWINNERS                       (continued from page 6)

we are grateful and humbled by the               Kate, Dav, and Silas            Christopher Thilgen                 Heather Gay Wells
                                                 Donna J. Shrout                 John Thistleton                     Peter and Maria Wenner
community’s caring and creativity in             Andrew and Sunya Smith          Laura Anne Thomas                   Philip, Sarah, Carrie and
                                                 Deborah Smith                   Peter Thompson                         Jim Wilkins
responding to the need. Thanks to
                                                 Softagon Corp                   Drs. Jeffrey and Andrea Tobias      Sarah Williams
everyone who pitched in!                         Margaret Sokoloski              Michael Torres                      Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund
                                                 Ethan Solomita                  The Towse-Kendall Family            Anne H. Winks
                                                 Patricia Souza                     Fund                             Drs. Burton and Myra J. Wise
                                                 Lynda Spence and                TradeMark Graphics, Inc.            D. Edward and Janice Wohlleb
                                                    Robert Mittelstadt           Marjorie and Barry Traub            Robin Wolaner
                 Give & Take                     Stephen and Carolyn Spitz       Edward Tuite and Maeve Reid         Andrew M. Wolfe
       EDITOR    Kei Hoshino Quigley             St. John’s United Church        Patrick and Colette Tullmann        Ada Oi Tak Wong
                                                    of Christ                    Susan Tuohy                         Lawrence and Roberta Wong
       DESIGN    Elaine Kwong Design
                                                 Jacqueline and Norman Steiner   Till Uro                            Raymond H. Wong
                                                 Sidney Stern Memorial Trust     Lee and Kathi Van Boven             Raymond Wong
      Give & Take is a publication of the        Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Stewart   van Löben Sels/Rembe Rock           Yew Ching Wong and
  San Francisco Food Bank. We are a California   Lillian Stielstra                  Foundation                          Yick Yuen Wong
  nonprofit corporation. 900 Pennsylvania Ave.   Elizabeth A. Strutzel           Andrew Van Ornum                    The Patty and Jack Wright
    SF, CA 94107. Phone (415) 282-1900,          Jack Sugrue                     Stuart E. and Pamela L.                Foundation
   Fax (415) 282-1909,        George and Ann Sundby              Vaughn                           Robin Wright and Ian Reeves
                                                 Sunshine Polka-Dot              Puneet Verma                        Charles and Ann Wu
                                                    Foundation                   Vertical Response                   Peter and Tachina Young
                                                 Richard Sutherland              The Wachovia Foundation             Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel &
                                                 Ingrid Swenson                  R. Bill Wall                           Mason LLP
                                                 Roselyne C. Swig                Trevor Watt                         Patrick Zetzman
                                                 Julia Sze Fund                  Sharon and Josh Weinberg            Zimmermann-Wolff Family
                                                 Tech-Star Industries               Tzedakah Fund                       Foundation
                                                 Michael and Maureen Terris      Benjy Weinberger                    Jane Zumot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    give & take

    Right Investment                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kids are speaking up—you can, too
    (continued from page 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Young people across the city are writing letters to
    important meal of the day, yet many school districts                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy Pelosi, asking that she make Child Nutrition
    run ineffective breakfast programs. In San Francisco,                                                                                                                                                                 Reauthorization a priority. These letters—penned
    only a quarter of those eligible for breakfast receive                                                                                                                                                                on paper plates—stand out because they are coming
    it. A number of pilot programs have proven that you                                                                                                                                                                   from constituents too young to vote. The Food
    can reach more kids just by fine-tuning the program                                                                                                                                                                   Bank will bring hundreds of these youthful appeals
    to their needs. Some examples include breakfast in                                                                                                                                                                    directly to Speaker Pelosi’s office.
    the classroom, grab-and-go kiosks and “second                                                                                                                                                                              Their message is simple: “Please provide health-
    chance” breakfasts served during a morning break.                                                                                                                                                                     ier food for us,” says one. Others decorated their
    The federal government should ensure that our                                                                                                                                                                         plates with drawings of their favorite fruits and veg-
    schools have the resources to change their service                                                                                                                                                                    etables. Some send their messages from a very per-
    model so that it’s more responsive and accessible.                                                                                                                                                                    sonal place, since their families have struggled with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the instability of hunger.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Get involved in the fight for a more rational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          child nutrition policy. Contact your lawmakers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tell them to make Child Nutrition Reauthorization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a priority. Visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and sign on to receive alerts when action is needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We need to add more resources to the School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lunch budget, streamline the application process,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              expand eligibility, and ensure that all kids have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               healthy breakfast to start their school day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: (202) 225-4965,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I   Senator Barbara Boxer: (415) 403-0100,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I   Senator Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UPCOMING EVENTS
We are grateful to our Meal-a-Month contributors who
provide us with the ongoing commitment of a monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AND FOOD DRIVES
gift to fight hunger. The following donors joined Meal-
a-Month between September 1 and December 31, 2009.

Anthony Adams Pamela M. and Melissa Ambrose Frances Aubert
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          April 19-May 14
Elyse Aylward Scott Bambacigno Linda Bao Mary M. Beaton
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Glenn D. Becker Kelly Bennett Kathryn Blue Peter Bradley  I                                                   I                                                       I                                           I       For 18 years, San Francisco legal firms have fought child
Naomi Brokaw Ronald E. Casey Kevin Crabtree Clara Crizer
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hunger through Food from the Bar, sponsored by the Bar
Deborah Cuevas Matthew Evans Deborah H. Faigenbaum        I                                                           I                                                                                           I

Richard Freitas Justine E. Frischmann Martha L. Gaiser Michael
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Association of San Francisco. To get your firm involved,
Gerard Susannah Goldenstein Patricia Hendricks Michael P.
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Hughes Mariuccia Iaconi Scott Jahnke Siddhartha Jain Michelle
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E. Jesperson Abigail Jones Jean Kao Ateet Kapur William
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Kennedy Jason Kim Daniel Kirk and Laura Kirk Lynn S.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Letter Carriers’ Food Drive
Kobatake Connie Kuhl Nancy Lee Jane Lee Andrew Leiserson
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 8
Jill Liszewski Kevin Lovering Nancy Mackowsky Carlyn Manly
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Karen Martinez Greg McBride Rachel McCammon Katherine I                                                   I                                                                               I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leave non-perishable foods by your mailbox and your
McCarley Beth Meiswinkel Mark Menne H. Lyman Miller and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          letter carrier will bring it to the Food Bank. Most-needed
Avis Boutell John Mills Andrew Morrow Tu Nguyen Danny
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Nguyen Cynthia and Patrick B. O’Brien Clare O’Hare Marie
                  I                                                                                                                           I                                                           I               items include tuna, canned meats, soups and stews,
Luise Otto Vicky Perez Susan M. Pfeifer Mary Lee F. Phillips
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          peanut butter, rice, pasta and noodles, dry beans and
Jonathan Plax Amelia Reppert Thomas L. Rippy Jill Roberts
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Anthony Sachs Judith Schenkkan Claudia Faith Schuster Parna
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          canned vegetables.
Sengupta Yensing Sihapanya Candy Smallwood Lily Son
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Catherine Steinbach and Paul Garcia Kumara Subramanian Allen                                                          I                                                                                       I

Koenig and Cheryl Switzer Petra Szatmari Om P. and Beverly                            I                                                                   I                                                               Good Neighbors Lenten Food Drive
Tangri James Wagoner Stewart Wilson Carol Wolff Lee Work
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Feb 17 – April 3
Daniel Yadegar Wei Zhang                      I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hold a food drive at your congregation through Lent to
In the same period, these donors celebrated five or more years’                                                                                                                                                           help the hungry in San Francisco and Marin.
participation in the Meal-a-Month program. Thank you!
Joan Atkinson Jed Bargen Paul Blanchard and James Gibboney
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pay What You Wish Nights at the A.C.T.
Rene and Thomas Blanco Norman and Nancy Brand Sylvie and                      I                                                                                                           I

Rene Cazenave Winton Davies Jennifer and Jonathan Drum
                                                  I                                                           I                                                                                                   I       Donate at least two food items and pay what you wish for
Fanita English Erik and Esther Honda Josephine B. Honn
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the following A.C.T. performances:
Herbert Jeong Yoel Kahn and Daniel Bellm Dr. Jennifer Lutz and
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Michael Moelter Stanley Mandell Harry and Marilyn Nebenzahl
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          April 1 - Vigil
Joshua and Jocelyn Paxton Beth Pewther and Leonard Breger                             I                                                                                                                           I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 6 - Round and Round
David Porter and Anitgone Michaelides Cheryl Salem and Elisabeth                                                              I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Garden
Ochs Sarah R. and David Swain Timothy Thole Johanna
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Thomashefski Taku Tokuyasu Laura Vacco    I                                                       I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          June 10 - The Tosca Project

give & take

      Corporate Sponsors
      Corporate Sponsors partner with the San Francisco Food Bank in ending hunger by making a special donation to the Food Bank’s
      distribution programs. Additionally, corporate sponsors commit to fundraising, contributions and volunteer programs year-round.
      For more information on corporate sponsorships, please contact Catherine Homesy at


                     Absinthe Brasserie & Bar             CBS5/KPIX         JP Morgan Chase

      The Breadwinners is a list of donors who have made a gift of $1,000 or more to the San Francisco Food Bank between
      September 1 and December 31, 2009. Their generosity enables us to distribute millions of pounds of nutritious food annually.
      Many thanks to all those listed here and to everyone whose support helps us provide food to people in need.

      Humanitarians              Martin and Anne Roher         Plan, Inc. and Hospitals   Matthew W. Goldman            Friends
      ($50,000+)                 The S.H. Cowell            Kaiser Permanente             Greene Radovsky Maloney       ($1,000 to $2,499)
      Marc and Lynne Benioff        Foundation              Jude and Eileen Laspa            & Share LLP                Fred and Barbara Abbott
      Joseph Del Valle           Sackman Family Fund        Macy’s Foundation             The Hanley Foundation         Access Public Relations
      The Evelyn and Walter      San Francisco Department   MAZON: A Jewish               Harrington Family             AED Foundation
         Haas, Jr. Fund             of the Environment         Response to Hunger            Foundation                 Dennis Aftergut and
                                 SanDisk Corporation                                                                       Catherine Muther
      The Koret Foundation                                  The Sam Mazza Foundation      Harvest Capital Strategies
                                                                                                                        American International Group
      Marcled Foundation         Joseph W. and Sharon P.    Tricia McCarthy and              LLC                        Paul Ash and Silvia Fernandez
      William and Susan             Saunders                   Steve Akerley              Stanley and Monica Hayes      Association for Corporate
         Oberndorf               Harold Sogard and          Kathleen McIlwain             Hellman Family Foundation        Growth S.F. Chapter
      S. D. Bechtel, Jr.            Susan Bolle             Sharie and Jason Mendrey      James Henderson and           AT&T Pioneers,
         Foundation              Jerry Steiner and          Richard G. Murphy                Terrie Campbell               Golden Gate Chapter
                                    Barbara Klutinis        Paul S. Nadler Family         Paul Herman and               David R. Baker
      Benefactors                Joyce and Larry Stupski       Charitable Trust              Ed Swanson                 Michael Baldwin
                                 Sutter Health                                                                          Gerta Barlow
      ($25,000 to 49,999)                                   The O’Shea Foundation         Nicole Hixon
                                 Triton Container                                                                       Robert C. and Mary F. Barrett
      Adobe                                                 Manuel Ordonez                IFPTE Local 21                Lezlie Beam
      Amgen Foundation              International Incorporated
                                                            Douglas Ousterhout            John Ray Johnson              Barbara Bean
      The Bernard Osher          Visa                       Edmund and Barbara Pascoe     Edmond and Margaret           Dr. Adam Behrens
         Foundation              Wells Fargo Foundation     Mr. and Mrs. Steven Patti        Kavounas                   Reed and Anne Bement
      Charles and Helen Schwab   Whole Foods Market         Cynthia Rask, M.D.            Michael and Patricia Kelly    Russell Benioff
         Foundation              Marsha Garces Williams     Rockwood Capital, LLC         John A. Koeppel and           Creative B’stro
      Claire Giannini Fund                                  The Theodore Rosenberg           Susan L. Rothstein         Allan Berenstein
      The David B. Gold          Supporters                                                                                Philanthropic Fund
                                                               Charitable Foundation      Law Offices Of
                                                                                                                        Michele Bernhardt
         Foundation              ($5,000 to $9,999)         San Francisco Chronicle          Daniel L. Feder            Best Buy Children’s
      FedEx Corporation          AEL Foundation                Season of Sharing Fund     Cheryl E. Frank and              Foundation Tag Team
      Feeding America            Alcantar & Kahl LLP        Uma Sinha                        Michael Linn                  Awards
      Friend Family Foundation   David Anders               Mr. and Mrs. Lee C. Smith     Loopnet                       Michael Bien and Jane Kahn
      The Horace W. Goldsmith Robert S. and Anne Marie      State Street Foundation       Evan Marwell and              Big Joe Handling Systems
         Foundation                 Arns Foundation         The Swig Foundation              Tracy Leeds                Michael Birbiglia
      Riverbed Technology, Inc   Baker & McKenzie LLP       Porter E. & Helenmae          Elizabeth F. Massie           Robert Bland and
      The San Francisco          Bank of America                                                                           Kelun Zhang
                                                               Thompson Foundation        David E. Matherly
         Foundation                 Foundation, Inc.                                                                    Robert and Barbara Bleckman
                                                            Keske Toyofuku and            Gary Maxworthy and            J. Bolduc and M. Kelzer
      The Walter and Elise       The Bank of New York          Michele Ling                  Radha Stern                David Bonneville
         Haas Fund                  Mellon                  Mark and Susan Tucker         Lee and Linda Meier           Lisa Borah-Geller
                                 Barclays Global Investors  The UPS Foundation               Family Foundation          Roy Bouque
      Sponsors                   Richard M. Beleson         Jonathan Walker               Mirrorball                    Henry and Nancy Bourne
      ($10,000 to $24,999)       Blackrock Financial        Robert Wexler and             Northern California           Terry Gamble Boyer
      American Express              Management, Inc.           Amy Ackerman                  Employee Benefits          Rebecca Bradley Interior
         Foundation              Bloomberg LP                                                                              Design
                                                            Diane B. Wilsey                  Council
                                 The Bodri Foundation                                                                   Linda G. Branagan and
      The Bernice M. Hemphill                               Yahoo!                        OneBeacon Insurance
                                 C. Mark and Mary M. Bold Lee and Peggy Zeigler                                            John Sweet
         Charitable Trust                                                                 OTA LLC                       Jude and Yali Brennan
      Mr. and Mrs. John Botti    Susan and Eric Boyd
                                                                                          Paul, Hastings, Janofsky      Mary Jane W. Brinton
      Ian Boyd and Andrea        John and Barbara Boyle
                                                            Partners                         & Walker LLP               Marion Broder
         Freeman                 Curtis Burr and Lisa                                                                   Ronald Brown and
                                                            ($2,500 to $4,999)            David Pottruck and
      Mark Bozzini                  Moscaret-Burr                                                                          Mary Fernandez
                                                            Jonathan and Vanessa Bass        Emily Scott Pottruck
      Brewster West Foundation   The Charles and Roberta                                                                William and Jennifer Brown
                                                                                          Alexis Pozen
      Brin Foundation               Katz Family Foundation Kent and Marie-Jose Baum                                     Scott and Ana C. S. Brubaker
                                                                                          Rabobank International
      Jerry Steiner and          Charles Schwab Foundation Riley and Susie Bechtel                                      BTIG, LLC
                                                            The Bell Family Foundation    Ranson and Norma Webster      Roger and Cherrylyn Bulosan
         Barbara Klutinis        Comerica Inc.
                                                            Jack and JoAnn Bertges           Foundation                 The Kathleen Burke and
      CBS Interactive            Crescent Porter Hale
                                                            Tapio Boles                   RealNetworks Foundation          Ralph Davis Family Fund
      Dome Construction             Foundation
                                                            Boucher Family Foundation     Allan and Helen M. Ridley     Peter Buscemi and
      Kathryn and James Ellman Cupertino Electric, Inc.                                                                    Judith Miller
                                                  , Inc.           Rose T.Y. Chen Charitable
      Guy and Lia Haskin Fernald David L. Klein Jr.                                                                     Richard Cain
                                    Foundation              California Association           Foundation
      James Fishkin and Shelley                                                                                         The Campbell Family Fund
                                 Deutsche Bank Americas        of Food Banks              The Louise and Claude
         Fisher Fishkin                                                                                                 Jim Canales and Jim McCann
                                    Foundation              The Carl Gellert and Celia       Rosenberg Jr. Foundation   Cannon Constructors, Inc.
      George H. Sandy
                                 John and Laura Fisher         Berta Gellert Foundation   Seyfarth Shaw LLP             Marc Capelle
                                 Paul and Marilyn Flores    Kyra and Ken Carson           Shartsis Friese LLP           Capital Group Companies
      Give Something Back
                                 Foods Co                   Chambers & Chambers           Beryl Ann Shaw                Capizzi & Riddell
         Business Products
                                                            Courtyard by Marriott—        Susan M. Sherrerd             Dennis Carney
      Gordon and Betty Moore     David B. Fowler
                                                               San Francisco Downtown     Shoresh Foundation            Carpenters Local Union
         Foundation              Marisa C. Gallagher                                                                       No. 22
      Irene S. Scully Family     Genentech, Inc.            Helen Davies                  David W. and Susan Singer
                                                                                                                        Steven C. Carr
         Foundation              Gilead Sciences, Inc.      John J. Davis, Jr. and        Society For Foodservice
                                                                                                                        Aaron Caughey
      Harold E. Irvine II        Margaret E. Haas Fund         Loretta M. Lynch              Management                 Center for Student Missions
      The Jackson Family         Charlotte Hill             Robert Earle                  Kristine Soorian              The Donald & Carole
         Foundation, Inc.        Hilltop Foundation         Everest Waterproofing &       James and Arlene Sullivan        Chaiken Foundation
      Joseph and Kathleen Jolson Ronald Hummel                 Restoration, Inc.          The Supreme Master            Rachel L. Chanin
                                 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Isbell Seth and Alison Ferguson         Ching Hai Int’l Assoc.     ChevronTexaco Corporation
      King Family Foundation
                                                            Shari Freedman                Swinerton Inc.                Annie Y. S. Chuang and
      KQED-TV                    William James
                                                                                          Taste of the NFL                 Matthew L. Beltramo
      Leonidou & Rosin           Mr. and Mrs. George F.     Sanford and Linda
                                                                                                                        Timothy A. Chuter
      Live Oak Fund                 Jewett, Jr.                Gallanter Foundation       Ubisoft
                                                                                                                        Bruce Ira Cohen and Gale
      McBean Family Foundation Timothy Johnson              Arthur and Mimi Gauss         Michael Venuti                   Ann Mondry
      Susan B. Meyer             Jones Day                  Genesys Telecommunications    Wagstaff Worldwide, Inc.      Damon and Rebecca Cokenias
      Morgan Stanley             Ronald Kahn                Golden Gate Restaurant        Albert Wald                   David H. Colton
      Oliver Wyman Consulting    Kaiser Foundation Health      Association                Wetherby Asset Management     (continued on page 6)

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Dr. M. David Colton                 Douglas Gillen and Linda
Chris Columbus and                      Sinkewicz
    Monica Devereux
Community Thrift Store
Compton Foundation, Inc.
                                    Girard Gibbs LLP
                                    Alfred Giuffrida
                                    Godfrey Q. and Partners
                                                                          In Loving Memory
Susan F. Comstock
James Corbett
                                    John and Marcia Goldman
                                    William and Diane Goldrick
                                                                          of Bruce Miller
Cornerstone Research                Sarah Good and Kristina Ramos
Brian and Christine Costello        Harvey and Cynthia Goodman
                                                                          Just before press time,  we were saddened
Ginger Crane                        Google Gift Matching Program          to learn that our longtime Board Chairman,
James Crothers                      Tom Graim
The Chris Cullens and               Dwight Grant                          Bruce A. Miller, succumbed after a long
    Michael G. Mueller Fund         Donnell Green
Mary Curran and John Quigley        Jeffery and Ida Greenberg             battle with cancer. Bruce worked tirelessly
Martha Dachs                        Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Greene          on behalf of the Food Bank, making it his
Elizabeth and Andrew Daecher        Richard and Peggy Greenfield
The Darrow Foundation                   Foundation                        life’s work to serve his community with infectious compassion
Robert Davis                        The Grey Family Foundation
Mark Day and                        Philip Grisier                        and generosity. No person passed through Bruce’s orbit without
    Amy Goldberg-Day                Grosvenor International
Diane de Forest                         California, Ltd                   emerging with a commitment of support. Under his leadership,
Joseph N. and Kristine K.           David Grunwald                        the Food Bank grew its capabilities dramatically.
    Demko                           Peter Guenther
Richard F. and Janet S. Dewey       Max and Mary J. Gutierrez                  The Food Bank has established the Bruce A. Miller Child
Dawn Dobras and Eric Swergold       Hamilton Barksdale Brown
John Downey                             Charitable Trust                  Nutrition Fund in his memory. Bruce’s family has requested that
Timothy and Lauren Drabik           Nancy E. Harris                       those wishing to honor him in this way make a gift to the fund.
Lois W. and Norman T. Dress         Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Duc Loi Supermarket/                F. W. Hellman
    Mission Street Food             HELTS Foundation
Dun & Bradstreet                    M. Herrera
Howard and Elizabeth Dunaier        Allan and Nancy Herzog          Charles P. and Polly B. Laurenson   Meyer and Friedman Fund            William Pope
Angus Durocher                      Harriet Heyman and              Lautze & Lautze Accountancy         Thelma Mihaly                      Mark E. Porter
Karen Dwyer-Meadow                      Michael Moritz                 Corp.                            Dennis D. and Teri Klein Miller    Mr. and Mrs. Brian M. Powers
Pam Earing and Jeff Thomas          Nancy G. Hill                   Theodore and Doris Lee              Steven Miller                      PRC, Inc. Professional
Earthbound Farm                     Jacob Hoffman-Andrews           Lee Mendelson Productions, Inc.     Milton Meyer Foundation                Research Consulting, Inc
Jan Elizabeth                       John and Anne Holloway          Levi Strauss Foundation             Mirant California, LLC             Premier Retail Networks
Sascha Ellers                       Mark and Sherry Hood            Mark and Lisa Levine                Arthur Mischeaux                   PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Lisa Ells                           Elizabeth Horan and             Stephen and Mimi Lewis              Linda C. Moore                     Donald Putnam, Jr. and
Engine Company 1                        James Rosberg               Ian and Jean Link                   Amy Mullen                             Susann Kellison
Mr. and Mrs. Christian P.           James C. Hormel                 Eric Lloyd                          John Nanninga                      R & S Associates
    Erdman                          Humanitas Wine Company,         Christopher Lord                    Christine Nash                     R.N. Field Construction, Inc.
Heidi and David Evans                   LLC                         The Louis R. Lurie Foundation       Marria Nazif                       Ariella and Michael Radwin
EVC Group                           Greg Hyman                      Susan Lowenberg and                 Bernard W. and Gail J.             Richard and Jean Rapoport
Excellent Packaging & Supply        Jordan and Sarah Hymowitz          Joyce Newstat                       Nebenzahl                       Vail C. and Clare G. Reese
Scott and Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve     J. B. Berland Foundation        Patricia R. Lurie                   Martha and Stephen Nelson          Alison Jones and
Fehr & Peers                        Jackson & Hertogs, LLP          Robert and Connie Lurie             Nelson & Bernstein LLC                 Richard Southwick
Frank Fernandez and                 Ellen Jacobs                    Lux Design                          Next Step Partners                 Christopher Ridley and
    Carmen Flores Fund              James Irvine Foundation         Elizabeth P. Lynch                  Number 9 Design                        Michael McKenna
Robert P. Feyer and                 Jeffrey and Jeri Lynn Johnson   Margaret and Kevin Lynch            Kenneth Odell                      Debra Robins
    Marsha N. Cohen                 Kristine Johnson                Gordon Lyon                         Robert and Sue O’Donnell           John H. Rodgers
Carol and John Field                Mitzi Johnson                   Stephen Lyon                        Walter O’Haire and                 Peter E. Romo III and
Lily W. and Charles J. Fillmore     Meredith Jones                  J. Matthew and Susan                   Julie C. Moore                      Denise M. Kent
Alicia M. Finger                    Ken Jung                           Mackowski                        Ohana Road Runners Club            John Winston Rooker
Daniel Finnegan and                 Stephen Kan                     Macy's Foundation                   Teresa Olle                        Rothstein Kass Foundation, Inc.
    Judith Watson                   Kenneth J. and Joan M. Kaplan   Edwin Madison                       Janice Olson                       Tom and Jeanne Rowe
Molly Fleischner                    The Kaplan Family               Sherman and Lucy Maisel             Peterson and Leah Onori            Theodore Ryan
Marv and Jeanette Florence          Noel Kaufman and Nicole         Keith Mallonee and                  Todd and Anh Oppenheimer           San Francisco Federal
John T. and Paula Foley                 Grindle                        Marny Leslie                     Olivia A. Orr                          Credit Union
Fong & Chan Architects Inc.         Christopher and Yvonne Keene    Marsh USA, Incorporated             Otis T-Bone Fund                   San Francisco Society
Joel and Myriam Fontaine            Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP            Jennifer and Matthew                Eugene Paige                           of Internal Medicine
Tom and Mary Foote                  Jeffrey L. Kilbreth and            Matagrano                        Parnassus Investments              John Santibanes
f ’REAL! Foods, LLC                     Gail B. Eierweiss           Rick Matcovich and                  Stanely J. and Georgene K.         Michael W. and Elizabeth N.
Fremont Group Foundation            Thomas and Jacqueline Kilian       Donna DiGiuseppe                    Pasarell                            Schaffer
James Friedman and                  Julie Kim and Thomas Stahl      Christian Mathy                     Bruce and Vicki Pate               Thomas J. Scharffenberger
    Suzanne Stassevitch             June H. Kim, M.D. and           Ernst Mayer                         The Sunil Paul and                     and C. Victoria Simonds
Marvin and Susan K. Friedman            David J. Kim                Greg McBride                           Michelle Odom Foundation        Gene and Abby Schnair
Frozen and Refrigerated             R. Samuel Klatchko              Charles McCabe                      William and Mary Pattison          Richard Schulist
    Foods Council                   The Lenore and Howard Klein     Thomas McCort                       Jay and Carolyn Paxton Fund        L. Gregory Scott and
Steven and Diane Furst                  Foundation Inc.             Michael and Sarah McGowan           Norma Penson                           Pamela Otstot
The G & G Foundation                Craig Kliger and Calvin Chou    Brian McHugh and Marne Good         Christopher M. Peters              Marc Scruggs
Clement and Jane Galante            KPIX-TV / CBS 5                 John F. McKenzie                    John M. and Lynn P. Peterson       Gregory Seal
Len and Ann Ganote                  Brian Kreischer and             Kevin McNamara                      Peterson-Tsai Foundation           Michael and Marianne Seiler
Gap, Inc.                               Sarah Maxwell               William Meehan and                  Scott Peterson                     Jill Seman
Bobbie and Jamie Gates              Kupperberg & Associates            Laura Roebuck                    Regina Phelps                      SF Police Credit Union
Wally Gator                         Paul E. Lamoreux and            Meetinghouse LLC                    Chris Pitsaroff                    Ali Shamsi
Karen T. and Mike Gemmill               Barbara E. Shipley          John Mehan                          Mary Pitts                         Mary Jo and Arthur J. Shartsis
Joseph F. Gengo                     Carol Lane                      Stephen and Sylvia Melikian         Christina Polischuk                Shivshakti Foundation
Timothy and Susan Geraghty          LaTavola                        The Menaged Foundation              Michael Pollan and Judith Belzer   (continued on page 2)


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