"You mean "BEER" Fest, right?" That's what everyone says. No. It's "BREAST" Fest. Fer real. It IS a beer festival, but it's all about helping the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, a state licensed non-profit clinic offering alternative medical treatments for low-income women diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a wonderful party and Food Runners will be on hand at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion the night of July 12th to pick up Breast Fest's excess food.
|Breast Fest @ Fort Mason Festival Pavillion|
The music continues when, by noon on August 8th, throngs of people will stream into Golden Gate Park. Over amped strains of rock n' roll will shatter the relative peace of the neighborhoods west of Crossover Drive. Outside Lands 2014 will be underway. Three loud, crowded days of it. An average of 60,000 concert goers are expected to attend each day. That's a lot of people in need of food. Food that will be supplied by vendors like Escape from New York Pizza, 4505 Meats, DeLessio Market & Bakery and many, many more. In addition, the festival's artists and tech crew of over 150 require three full meals daily which will be catered to perfection by Chef's Touch Catering. All put together, there will be mountains of food likely to generate mountains of leftovers; all to be picked up by Food Runners. It's a big operation involving all kinds of security measures, expert coordination and complicated logistics on the part of the festival staff who are excited be to be partnering with Food Runners for the fourth year in a row.
|Picking up the donations at Outside Lands|
On the other side of town... the very next weekend... Food Runners volunteers will be on scene at the close of La Cocina's fifth annual Street Food Festival. This event once again promises excellent donations from the many vendors participating. Last year's donations totaled three vans full of fantastic food. Eager volunteers happily picked up the donations for delivery to agencies serving those in need including HCHS Mother Brown's Dining Room, Fraternite Notre Dame, Martin DePorres, City Team and more.
Get out your parkas and rub your cold hands together for another amazing San Francisco summer of food. If you know of events where food plays a part, call Food Runners. 415-929-1866. Food Runners will make sure that excess food from this summer's events stays out of the compost bin and gets to people who need it most. Food Runners is a simple way to warm up San Francisco's famously frigid "fog days of summer."