Today, we spent the first half of our day volunteering in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. The Tenderloin only spans one square mile, but it’s home to 37,000 residents (almost 10% are children), 586 apartment buildings, and the metro area’s highest poverty, drug, and crime rates.

City Impact helps Tenderloin residents with their school, food bank, thrift store, and rescue mission. We spent time volunteering in a variety of capacities before preparing 80 hot meals to deliver to senior residents in an apartment building a few blocks away.

This evening, we moved on to another shift at San Francisco Food Bank. Alongside other volunteers, we transferred brown rice from 50-pound bulk bags to one-pound bags. In less than two hours, 3,120 pounds of rice were bagged and boxed. More than 9,000 people in the community will benefit from this volunteer shift alone!

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