Food Runners

Saturday, October 31, 2015

My Two Runs

Sam H

I have been a Food Runner for about 8 years. It's a very important part of my life. I have 2 afternoon runs each week.

On Thursdays I pick up at Micro Tek on Merchant at Montgomery and at Kokkari Restaurant on Jackson and Front. I deliver to APWC, Asian Pacific Wellness Center on Polk between Eddy and Ellis. 
Sam receiving Kokkari donations
Sam receiving Micro Tek donations
On Fridays I pick up at Max's Market, on Pine between Montgomery and Kearny and at Craigslist on Sutter between Kearny and Grant. I deliver to the Sala Burton Manor, a residential building for low income seniors and disabled on Turk between Hyde and Larkin.
Sam receiving donations at Max' Market
At each of these stops I am greeted warmly and appreciatively, especially where I deliver. I love being a Food Runner . I know how much this organization is doing for the less fortunate among us. I've made many friends along the way on these runs, and I know that I have a part in giving back. Not only is what I do appreciated by the people I have contact with, it's a great feeling I get in being part of this organization. It's a win-win-win for the people passing on excess food, for the people receiving it and for us, as Food Runners.