Elmer and his coworkers are risking their health by continuing to serve the community during the pandemic, while senior leadership still hasn’t responded to the union’s healthcare proposals. Essential workers at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank deserve better.

The current cost of SFMFB’S health insurance for an employee and their family is $748.30/month. Even before this employee-paid premium, many workers at the food bank are considered at or below poverty level and thus qualify for CalFresh (i.e. food stamps). $748 per month can help put nutritious groceries on the tables of food bankers and the food bank can model their mission of ending hunger. If the food bank can’t end the hunger of their own employees, how do they expect to do that in San Francisco and Marin Counties?