Ending Hunger in San Francisco

Ending Hunger in San Francisco

There is an epidemic of hunger in San Francisco but many don't know it. Why? How can we as a community help solve this issue? Leaders speak.

San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the world. We have the highest concentration of billionaires per capita. Yet 23% of San Franciscans are struggling with hunger. How is this possible? How can we be the generation that ends hunger, at the very least, in our City?

Two leaders in the anti-hunger movement in San Francisco are coming to Manny's to discuss how they are addressing the issue: Paul Ash, the Executive Director of the SF-Marin Food Bank and Paula Jones, the Director of Food Systems for San Francisco Department of Public Health.

More about Paul Ash:

Paul Ash attended the University of California at Davis, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. After working in the private sector for several years, including time spent overseas in agricultural development, Paul returned to school to earn his master’s degree in business from San Francisco State University. Paul has worked in nonprofit management since 1984, and has lead the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank as executive director since 1989. Paul’s commitment to ending hunger in San Francisco has enabled the growth of the Food Bank to skyrocket from distributing just under three million pounds of food when he started in 1989 to about 48 million pounds this past year. The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank distributes more fresh produce per person in poverty than any food bank in the United States.

Paul has served on the Board of Directors of Feeding America, Feeding America’s national affiliates council and is on the board of the California Association of Food Banks and other nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.

More about Paula Jones:

Paula Jones is the Director of Food Systems for San Francisco Department of Public Health. Since 2002, she has led citywide food system research, planning, policy and evaluation. Ms. Jones works closely with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to develop and evaluate initiatives to improve nutrition, food quality and participation in school meals. She serves on the City’s Food Security Task Force and the SFUSD Nutrition Committee. She is currently completing her dissertation on food and agricultural policies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Venue Information:
3092 16th St
San Francsico, CA, 94113