The Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and nearby Marin County, where one in four residents are in need of food assistance. This year, they will distribute 45 million pounds of food to the community, half of which is fresh produce. This is enough food for more than 102,000 meals each day. Seventy percent is distributed through a network of 230 weekly farmers market-style pantries that help individuals, seniors, and families stretch their food budget. Food is also distributed through additional programs such as senior centers, soup kitchens, and youth programs.