Do you ever wonder what happens to the meatloaf that doesn’t get eaten in the cafeteria? The answer is Food Runners, a non-profit that has been relaying extra meals to hungry San Franciscans for the past 30 years. Food Runners regularly provides roughly 5,000 meals a day by delivering food that would have otherwise gone to waste.
We are in our fifth year working with this altruistic volunteer-powered organization. “The mission of Food Runners is to help alleviate hunger in San Francisco, to help prevent waste and to help create community.”
On average, roughly 5% of the food that we prepare doesn’t get consumed. Two days a week a volunteer driver from Food Runners visits Hamlin and collects what we haven’t used. The food goes to after school programs for children, homeless shelters, and other places in need of nourishment. We typically donate hot meals that can feed up to 30 individuals.
Chef Leo Castillo states, “I’ve delivered food in the past, so I know what we are doing touches lives, even just one donated meal goes a long way for someone who is hungry.”
For more information about Food Runners, please visit: http://www.foodrunners.org/