Food Runners

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Rewarding Mission

Tessa McLean
Food Runners New Dispatcher

I am honored and proud to be a part of the Food Runner team.  Over the past couple of months, we have made many changes.  It is extremely rewarding to support the mission and work for the community.  It has provided me with a strong sense of purpose that I didn’t get from managing restaurant operations and cooking professionally for over 20 years in SF.  I am in awe every day and feel so very fortunate to be a part of this great movement.

As the summer days fade away, most of our Volunteers are back with us—creating a harmonic flow that I haven’t seen until recently.  It’s been welcoming to see new and familiar faces— as everyone has been so helpful! We are now averaging 530 runs per week—of which 120 are done by Volunteers.  We have about 52 kitchen Volunteers a week.  The Chefs and the Volunteers at the Waller Kitchen are cooking, packing, and delivering a total of 4,800 individual meals a week!

I have also been getting to know the Donors of perishable and prepared foods; and the Recipients (or agencies) we deliver the food to.  It is remarkable to see both opening up slowly as the pandemic fears lessen.  During these times, we are humbled to be able to embrace these ongoing changes.  Although the future is uncertain, we are encouraged by our commitment to feeding the hungry people of San Francisco.

Thank you for supporting our organization!  Your funding is crucial to what we do everyday; and I look forward to continuing to serve our community!