June 5th is National Hunger Awareness Day. All year long we talk about artisanal food, organic food, local food, gourmet food, restaurants, the farmers market, chefs, cooking, and yet rarely do we mention hunger or food security. If for even one day a year we all paid attention to this issue, we could help a lot of people in our own communities. There are so many ways you can help, here are just a few:
Volunteer with the San Francisco Food Bank. This amazing organization distributes more fresh produce than any other food bank in the nation. They use volunteers to sort food weekdays and weekends. Click on "Volunteer" to learn more and to sign up for a shift.
Go to Kuleto's on June 5 and order the special Hunger Awareness Day three course prix fixe dinner at Kuleto's restaurant in San Francisco and the proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank. Call 415-397-7720 to make a reservation.
Make a $5 donation to the San Francisco Food Bank at any San Francisco Macy's store on June 5 and receive a 15% off savings pass for the entire day.