This is the Excelsior Community Food Pantry, a partnership of the Jewish Home of San Francisco and Mission Bay Community Church (MBCC). In 2014, when the pantry’s former space in the area was no longer available, the Home stepped up and became the pantry’s new site. As a result, several hundred Excelsior neighborhood adults and children are continuing to enjoy healthy meals.
“We’re humbled and blessed to begin this partnership,” said MBCC’s Pastor Dawn Hyde when the Home and the church announced their joint sponsorship. “We’re overjoyed to partner with the Jewish Home. Coming together to give of our time, resources, and kindness is our common goal.”
Commented Daniel Ruth, president and CEO of the Jewish Home: “Our faith holds that we’re all responsible to help each other, and the Jewish Home of San Francisco is honored to partner with the Excelsior Community Food Pantry to help them fulfill their mission to serve our neighbors.”
Fittingly, just in time for Thanksgiving, last November heralded the official opening of this community collaboration.