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3:47pm

Thu November 21, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Behind the scenes at the San Francisco Food Bank

San Francisco and Marin Food Bank

Paul Ash is the executive director of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. And he’s taking us on a tour of the main distribution center in Potrero Hill.

“We receive many truckloads, everyday, of fresh fruits and vegetables, canned products, dry products like rice and beans,” he says. “They come into our warehouse, they are stored and sorted in cases of fresh products and quickly turned around and distributed to people in the community who don’t have enough to eat.”

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5:05pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

A city runs on volunteer power

Pinole residents held a garage sale to raise funds for city programming
Photo courtesy of Flickr user kathyinozarks

On a May evening, the Pinole Seals Swim Club hits the water for their first night of practice in the season that almost wasn’t. This is a popular pool that Pinole resident Kiki Kaski says hundreds of people use every year.

“All the camps in the area send their kids to this pool, the YMCA, Special Olympics uses this pool,” says Kaski. “You go there and you get this feeling like, ‘It’s summer!’ And it feels good.”

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