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October 15, 2009

Rain or Shine, Mobile Goes On

Tuesday, October 13th

This past Tuesday saw some extraordinary weather indeed! So much rain and wind that most might prefer to stay inside, nice and dry. As our faithful blog followers and SFBFS supporters know, Mobile Food Distributions take place twice a week at different OUTDOOR locations throughout the city. By taking Food Assistance to the road, we help clients overcome transportation barriers and allow for more interaction with volunteers who engage clients in health and education activities like cooking demonstrations, kid's snacks and physical activities, and simply talking about the many healthy foods we distribute. However, generally the setup is all outdoors for clients, volunteers, food and resources.

This past Tuesday, despite wild rain and wind we served over 400 clients at our mobile food location. Committed volunteers hopped on the truck to bag and box groceries while clients waited inside the church to stay dry. Although we couldn't set up the usual resource table, resources were distributed to clients in line.
The number of clients who braved the weather is a testament to the great need in the community, while the hard work of volunteers and staff, rain or shine, demonstrates the commitment we have at SFBFS to serving our community with compassion and integrity. A BIG THANK YOU to our volunteers!

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