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Volunteers to pack meals for needy on 9/11 anniversary

By September 7, 2019 No Comments
Volunteers expect to pack 275,000 meals during the San Francisco Meal Pack for 9/11 Day. (Photo courtesy of San Francisco-Marin Food Bank)

In observance of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, more than 1,000 volunteers from across the Bay Area will gather in San Francisco to pack 275,000 meals for people in need.

The San Francisco meal pack is one of nine meal-packing projects around the country scheduled for Sept. 11, organized by the nonprofit that founded the federally recognized 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The San Francisco Meal Pack for 9/11 Day, now in its second year, is being co-hosted by HandsOn Bay Area and The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, according to a news release from the 9/11 Day organization.

The event will take place at 10 S. Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco.

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will distribute all meals that volunteers pack to people in the Bay Area who are in need, according to 9/11 Day officials.

“9/11 is a time for all of us to come together for the common good, by volunteering and working together to tackle a pervasive problem like hunger,” said Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, in a written statement.