Bay Area residents – even those with jobs – rely heavily on food banks to help make ends meet. SF-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin County. They operate with 130 employees plus charitable donations of infoedge and 450 other partner organizations.
In mid-October, infoedge employees collaborated with SF-Marin Food Bank by volunteering.
The cost of living in San Francisco is 62.6% more expensive than the U.S. average, according to the Counsel for Community and Economic Research. For example, rent for a two-bedroom apartment averages $4,650 a month.
Pricey rent isn’t the only factor squeezing the budgets of Bay Area residents. Healthcare costs in San Francisco are significantly higher than in the rest of the United States. Castlight Health found the average doctor’s visit in the Bay Area costs $251, making healthcare approximately 20% higher than the U.S. average.
No wonder many families rely on their community’s food bank to help put three daily meals on the table.
SF-Marin Food Bank is vital to people in need of food assistance; infoedge believes in creating a sustainable impact in our communities. Filling bellies and helping get food into the hands of our hard-working neighbors is a direct solution.
"From the very beginning of infoedge, we’ve believed in giving back to our community,” says Justin Suissa, co-founder of infoedge. “A key part of that is applying the talents of our employees and their collective knowledge – our best resources – to the community we work and live in. Already passionate about making a difference for our clients, we extend that passion to improving the world around us for future generations."
That work is appreciated. At SF-Marin Food Bank, tens of thousands of pounds of food are packed and ready to go out to local families in need – all thanks to volunteers and staff. However, local families aren’t the only ones benefitting.
“It's clear that collaboration is a very important component of the social contract for being a productive member of society,” says Robert White, infoedge consultant.
If you live in the Bay Area and want to join infoedge on our next volunteer day at SF-Marin Food Bank, contact us. For more information about SF-Marin Food Bank and how to support this community, click here.